Texas Ranks #9 in Economic Outlook, Money for Public Schools and Protective Vests for Law EnforcementApril 20, 2017
In the 10th edition of Rich States, Poor States that was published this week, Texas is ranked #9 in Economic Outlook in the country. That’s the best ranking for Texas in the decade of this report being published – and an improvement of 10 spots. (from 19th in 2010).
Check out this interactive website that navigates the 10 years of Rich States, Poor States data and details Texas’ ranking.
Tuesday, my committee laid out and voted on SB 12, legislation that creates a grant program that will equip law enforcement across Texas with protective vests. This legislation will allow law enforcement agencies to apply for a grant that can be used to purchase protective vests. I am proud to be the House author of this legislation and bring it before the full house. It was voted out unanimously from committee.