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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

Abbott’s trip shows shifting politics of U.S.-Cuba relations

Gov. Greg Abbott's upcoming trip to Cuba comes as the politics surrounding the United States' relationship with the country appears to be shifting, even within Abbott's own party.

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Texas touts lighter regulation in wooing California firms

Gov. Rick Perry often stresses the state's "smart regulations" to businesses from California. While entrepreneurs in Texas often find fewer regulatory obstacles, some argue the Texas approach has hidden costs.

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Lawmakers look to fee hike to fund road construction

Texas lawmakers are mulling ways to raise more money for roads during next year’s legislative session and two proposals are drawing the strongest interest.

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Study: Inadequate roads cost Texans billions

Issues including traffic congestion, damage to vehicles from roads needing repair and costs incurred in accidents caused by insufficient safety features on roadways cost drivers in Texas $23 billion annually, according to a study released Tuesday by...

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Business groups back Texas water ballot measure

To meet the needs of its growing population, drought-stricken Texas urgently needs more water infrastructure totaling $231 billion to augment water supplies and treatment, wastewater processing and flood control by 2060, according to a draft of the...

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Snodgrass takes post at TAB

Phyllis Snodgrass, president of the San Marcos Area Chamber of Commerce, is taking an executive position with the Texas Association of Business. Snodgrass will replace Art Roberts as vice president of chamber relations.

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