One of the items lawmakers are debating in Austin this session would expand scope of practice. That’s an idea Dr. Perryman wholeheartedly supports.
For the first time in history, American consumers actually drank more bottled water than soft drinks last year. Dr. Perryman calls it a remarkable trend.
Dr. Perryman applauds the House budget being proposed calling for tapping into the state’s Rainy Day Fund.
The border adjustment tax being discussed as part of a House Republican tax package might bring in more revenue, but for a lot of reasons, Dr. Perryman calls it a bad idea.
Site Selection Magazine is out with its annual governor’s cup award for economic development, and Dr. Perryman says Texas has won for the fifth consecutive year.
Dr. Perryman says it took 76 years for the Dow to hit 1,000, and less than a month to go from 20,000 to 21,000.
US News and World Report is out with new state-by-state rankings, and Dr. Perryman says while Texas was first in business climate, there is some less promising news.
The revised 2016 fourth quarter GDP numbers are out, and Dr. Perryman says there are some surprises.
One part of the education debate in the legislature involves making college more affordable. Dr. Perryman says it is critical to the state’s long term technological future.
Strip away the social issues that have dominated this legislative session to date, and Dr. Perryman says there is no more important issue facing lawmakers than education.