In a matter of days, a declining unemployment rate that had lasted for years spiked into the double digits due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Workforce Solutions quickly pivoted to a virtual space to assist all impacted members of our community—students, workers, parents, businesses and more—in a safe and ... Read More
Parallel, one of the largest privately-held multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, selected San Marcos, Texas as the location to establish its new $25 million cannabis cultivation, processing, manufacturing, and flagship goodblend™ Texas (formerly Surterra Texas) retail facility to meet the growing demand for medical cannabis across ... Read More
The Texas Legislature is working on a budget that spends around $250 billion. But it doesn't include billions in federal COVID-19 relief money or account for big changes that could rock the state's Medicaid programs. Read more.
The Perryman Group projects that over the 2020 to 2025 period, real gross product will expand from the current level of an estimated $18.4 trillion to $22.9 trillion, a 4.41% annual rate of growth. Read more.
As Gov. Greg Abbott and other state leaders continue to delay the arrival of billions in education stimulus funding for Texas schools, Texas Democrats in Congress asked the Department of Education to pressure the state to send federal funds to schools as quickly as possible. Read more.... Read More
Kvaal, who previously served as deputy under secretary of education under the Obama Administration and more recently the president of the Institute for College Access and Success, seemed to satisfy questioning from Members of Congress in both parties and is likely to advance to the full Senate when ... Read More