President Trump is threatening to close off parts of the border with Mexico this week. Dr. Perryman says that would be a big mistake.
In a rare move, the US Chamber of Commerce is endorsing an increase in the federal gas tax to tackle our crumbling highways. While it’s crucial to our future, Dr. Perryman is not optimistic.
The numbers White House budget forecasters have been coming out with lately can best be described as bizarre by Dr. Perryman, who has more.
Despite President Trump’s campaign promises to bring the trade deficit down, largely through tariffs, Dr. Perryman says we now have the largest merchandise trade deficit in American history.
Despite America’s rising status as a global energy giant, Dr. Perryman says the US is still a net importer of crude oil.
A report from the New American Economy on the impact immigrants have on states and cities is out, and Dr. Perryman says the Texas numbers are very startling.
Employers added just 20,000 jobs last month, compared to 311,000 jobs in January. Dr. Perryman says it is disappointing and says it could be fallout from the government shutdown or just statistical noise.
For the 7th year in a row, Dr. Perryman says Texas has claimed Site Selection Magazine’s prestigious Governor’s Cup, which goes to the state with the most new expansions and locations in a year.
Economists in Britain are warning a no-deal UK exit from the European Union later this month would lead to a sharp increase in unemployment and an exodus of businesses from the region. Dr. Perryman says it would create big problems.
One of the aspects of school finance lawmakers are considering in Austin is making funding based on performance. Dr. Perryman says it’s not such a good idea.