‘Getting Their Ducks in a Row’: Legislators Prepare Now for a Hectic End to the Session
As planning for the Texas spring legislative session begins, the budget surplus is expected to be a major talking point. Fellow Mark P. Jones told Texas Standard, “There’s a lot of money on the table, and that’s going to dominate the legislative session.”
Permian Basin Leads the Way for Texas Oil Patch Growth, Spending
“For all of the pressure to paint the oil and gas businesses as riding off into the sunset,” fellow Michelle Michot Foss said of the fossil fuel investment boom, “the fact of the matter is that replacing these commodities will be exceedingly painful.”
Households Are Spending $371 More Per Month, and Economists Aren't Sure It'll Fall Further
Since the pandemic, households have spent hundreds on goods. Now, those numbers have fallen as prices become stabilized. However, “the prices may not come down to what they were before the pandemic," fellow Jorge Barro points out to ABC 13 Houston.
Ask the Expert: Who Knew There Were so Many Classified Papers Out There?
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced a special counsel to investigate documents missing from the National Archives. Fellow Mark P. Jones joined KRLD to discuss the latest classified documents that involve Biden before his presidency.
Global Economy 2023: How Countries Are Tackling the Cost of Living Crisis
With the labor market holding strong, companies raising wages to keep and attract workers could lead to persistent inflation — an especially important issue thanks to an aging U.S. population and its effect on the workforce, said fellow John Diamond.