HOUSTON, Texas -- California, New York, and New Jersey are home to America's worst business tax climate, according to a new comprehensive index by the Tax Foundation. Texas, on the other hand, ranked in the top ten. This should come as no surprise to Texans, many of whom pride themselves as living in a state with relatively low taxes and reliable regulation.
In stark contrast to the actions and statements of some East Coast governors in responding to healthcare workers returning from Ebola-stricken countries, Gov. Rick Perry acted compassionately and rationally on news of a nurse coming home to Austin from Sierra Leone.
Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas ranked among the top U.S. metropolitan areas for the most number of jobs added over the last 12 months, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.