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SOUTH DOMINATES: Texas, Florida, Georgia North Carolina -- Best Business States
Whatever Texas is doing, it should keep doing it. Since 1991 the state has held the No. 1 ranking as the top state to do business, according to an industry survey by Development Counselors International (DCI). Industryweek.com
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Supreme Court denies Louisiana lawsuits against BP
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Fuel Fix
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Houston a hub of corporate expansions
Exxon Mobil Corp.'s expansion near The Woodlands may be the most famous real estate move here of late, but the overall market for corporate expansions and relocations in the Houston area is booming. Houston Chronicle
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Guardrail Maker Trinity Industries Liable for Fraud in Texas
Trinity Industries, the highway guardrail maker accused of selling systems that can malfunction during crashes and slice through cars, was found by a jury on Monday to have defrauded the federal government. New York Times
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Despite Their Carbon Rebellion, States Prepare for the Worst
Outcries against federal overreach and job-killing regulation. Lawsuits aimed at preventing a bold domestic initiative from ever taking shape. Bills in legislatures asserting state supremacy over federal law. Refusal by some to participate altogether. It sounds like the campaign against the Affordable Care Act. But it’s a different Obama policy -- the one demanding substantial nationwide reductions in the level of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions -- that has elicited this reaction. In June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced new rules mandating that CO2 levels fall below 2005 amounts by the year 2030. This would force states into major regulatory overhauls, spur large-scale shifts toward cleaner natural gas and potentially lead to the outright closure of some coal plants. The result in some states could be a significant economic disruption. Governing.com
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Tennessee state senator arrested for 3rd time in 2 months
An outgoing Tennessee state senator is not going away quietly. Jim Summerville, a 66-year-old Republican from Dickson, was arrested twice over the weekend over incidents involving his neighbor, police said. Yahoo.com
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North Carolina on track to have costliest Senate race ever
WASHINGTON — Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis aren’t household names across America, but their battle for the US Senate is on track to become the most expensive congressional race in US history. It could even become the first Senate race ever to surpass $100 million in spending. Christian Science Monitor
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Texas Just Won the Right to Disenfranchise 600,000 People. It's Not the First Time.
On Saturday morning, the Supreme Court ruled that Texas' harsh voter ID law could remain in effect for the upcoming midterm elections, potentially disenfranchising some 600,000 mostly black and Latino voters. In her dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg wrote that the law may be "purposefully discriminatory" and warned that it "likely imposes an unconstitutional poll tax and risks denying the right to vote to hundreds of thousands of eligible voters." And Ginsburg noted that Texas' 2011 law falls in line with the state's long history of discriminatory voting laws. Here is a look at that history, based on expert testimony by Orville Vernon Burton, a professor of history at Clemson University, and Barry Burden, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison: Mother Jones
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Oil Price Tremors Not Rattling Texas. Yet.
With crude oil prices nose diving in recent months, unsettling fears of idled rigs and plummeting profits have begun creeping through companies and countries whose livelihoods are tied to oil production. But officials in some of Texas' booming towns aren't breaking a sweat just yet. “The smart guys will figure that out," jokes Don Tymrak, city manager in Karnes City, from his office in the heart of South Texas’ booming Eagle Ford Shale. “There’s no alarm or red flag going up at the moment. We’re pretty much staying the course.” myhighplains.com
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Alabama Republican Mike Hubbard arrested on 23 felony counts
Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard was arrested Monday on nearly two dozen felony ethics charges. The prominent Republican turned himself in to Montgomery, Alabama, authorities after being indicted on 23 felony counts, including the misuse of his public office for personal gain. MSNBC
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For those who still languish over "losing to China" or believe that the economy is still in recession, wake up and smell the data. Economic development in the South was about as good as it gets in calendar year 2015 according to the data. And as for China, borrowing a quote from the late football coach Bear Bryant that he made in the half-time locker room down 15-0 to Georgia Tech in 1960, "We got 'em right where we want 'em." For those of you who don't know the rich history of Alabama Crimson Tide football, Bama scored all of its 16 points in the fourth quarter, kicking a field goal on the last play of the game to beat Tech 16-15.
 

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Today, factories in the U.S. make twice as much product as they did in 1984. And they are doing it with one-third of the manufacturing workforce. In fact, the output of durable goods in 2015 was the highest in the nation's history. So, we do have a strong manufacturing base, at least in the South, much of the Midwest and parts of the West, and it is getting stronger because on a cost-basis, we can compete with any major manufacturing nation in the world.  
 

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The argument for or against a minimum wage hike continues between the reds and the blues, as well as within the economic development community in the South. Should we stay the course with a minimum wage under $8 an hour to better compete with Mexico, the South's biggest competitor for jobs, or set a minimum wage just over $10 an hour, a wage floor most centrists support? That $10 per hour is, according to the MIT Living Wage Calculator, about right in most states in the South for one adult to be able to cover basic expenses plus all relevant taxes.
 
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Recent data from the Computing Technology Industry Association (Comp TIA) showed that the technology industry is one of the fastest growing job generators in the South and the nation. The report also indicated that technology job compensation is growing faster than any other sector.
 


 

 

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