Even as more people continue to move to Texas, primarily from states with high taxes and high costs of living, employers in the Lone Star State continue to keep pace with hiring. Economic prosperity comes in many forms, but one of the best predictors is having a job. The Texas Legislature and local governments should remove barriers to entrepreneurship so even more Texans can find a job and prosper.
About 70 percent of all children in foster care are there not because of physical abuse, sexual abuse, physical neglect or medical neglect. The most frequent cause of CPS involvement is not abuse but parental unemployment, housing instability and substance abuse--conditions worsened, rather than solved, by a traditional investigative response. Oftentimes, at-risk families need minimal, targeted assistance from their communities to ensure child safety.