texas http://tpr.org en Texas Matters: How Would Raising The Minimum Wage Affect Texas? http://tpr.org/post/texas-matters-how-would-raising-minimum-wage-affect-texas <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">During his last State of the Union address, President Barack Obama proposed raising the national minimum wage to nine dollars an hour and permanently indexing it to the cost of living.</span></p><p>Supporters say it's a way to redistribute income from thriving corporations to workers. Others say it’s a surefire way to kill jobs.</p><p>With the <a href="http://www.bls.gov/ro6/fax/minwage_tx.htm" target="_blank">most minimum wage workers in the union</a>, Texas would be the state most impacted if the wage increase becomes law.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 18:19:20 +0000 David Martin Davies 8054 at http://tpr.org Texas Matters: How Would Raising The Minimum Wage Affect Texas? Permian Basin On The Upswing While Panhandle Struggles http://tpr.org/post/permian-basin-upswing-while-panhandle-struggles <p></p><p><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Oil Revenue Rises, Cost Of Living Follows</span></strong></p> Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:22:20 +0000 David Martin Davies 6852 at http://tpr.org Permian Basin On The Upswing While Panhandle Struggles How The Newtown Shooting Is Affecting School Safety In Texas http://tpr.org/post/how-newtown-shooting-affecting-school-safety-texas <p></p><p>Texas Matters: After reviewing school district safety audits, the attorney general's office found that 78 Texas school districts were not compliant with the law. The Newtown tragedy is also having an effect in San Antonio school districts, where two students who were making jokes about bomb threats and shootings on their own campuses were arrested. Texas Monthly crowns its 2012 Bum Steer of the Year: Lance Armstrong.</p><p> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 17:25:43 +0000 David Martin Davies 3661 at http://tpr.org How The Newtown Shooting Is Affecting School Safety In Texas