SpaceX just got one step closer to expanding its McGregor flight test facility. The Waco City Council has approved $1.5 million in economic development money that will go towards a $3 million package from the Waco McLennan County Economic Development Corporation.
After the 2013 fertilizer explosion in West, President Obama issued an executive order to make chemical facilities across the country safer. But since then, little has been done to secure those facilities and according to a Congressional report, Texas has the highest number of hazardous chemical plants in the nation.
Investing in women -- especially those who are in developing countries -- leads to larger economic returns, says one former U.S. Ambassador. It leads to better communities, better families, a better country and a better economy. (*ENCORE)
Texas’ so-called Rainy Day Fund is an emergency pool of money that comes from oil and gas taxes. The account has ballooned with Texas’ most recent oil and gas boom and has been turned to recently to shore up statewide water and road projects. State lawmakers established a minimum balance for the fund to make sure Texas always has some extra cash on hand.