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Rep. Weber: USMCA agreement will 'benefit us all'

The recent passage of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement is a monumental move for the nation and its neighbors, according to Rep. Randy Weber (R-Texas).

EDITORIAL: IMO 2020, a Key Part of America’s Energy Dominance

The International Maritime Organization’s standards to cap sulfur emissions in shipping fuels will take effect in a matter of months. These “IMO 2020” standards represent good policy that protects the environment while simultaneously strengthening U.S. jobs, promoting economic growth and enhancing America’s global energy dominance.

Walmart rated top employer in Texas, study finds

Walmart employs 164,611 workers in Texas, making it the largest employer in the state, according to a recent analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Texas ranks lowest for its share of structurally deficient bridges

Texas finished 52nd among the 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., in a new analysis examining which states have the highest percentage of bridges in poor condition.

Texas finishes 38th on best state ranking

Texas was ranked the 38th best state in the nation, based on criteria such as health care, public education and economic growth, according to a new analysis by U.S. News.

Analysis: IRS audit rate for Starr County residents is highest in Texas

Starr County residents were audited by the Internal Revenue Service at a greater rate than similar jurisdictions in Texas, according to an analysis by the website 24/7 Wall St.

Analysis: State and local tax burden in Texas is 11th highest in U.S.

On a scale of lowest to highest, the state and local effective tax rate for Texas ranks 41st in the nation, according to a new WalletHub.com study of tax burdens imposed by the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Texas ranks 28th highest on state cigarette taxes

The state cigarette taxes charged in Texas ranked 28th in the nation, according to a new analysis from the Tax Foundation based on 2016 data.

Average tax refund in Texas ranks 4th highest in the nation

Average federal tax refunds in Texas ranked fourth among the 50 states, according to a new analysis from the website 24/7 Wall St.

Texas posts 7th highest property tax rate in new national study

Texas ranked 45th in the nation in a recent WalletHub analysis of property tax rates among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Analysis: Roberts County has fastest growing local economy in Texas

Roberts County was ranked the top-performing local economy in Texas in a Wall St. 24/7 analysis of counties’ gross domestic product growth from 2012 to 2015.

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Texas rank 9th lowest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Texas ranked 42nd in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Texas ranks 6th lowest for state-imposed gas taxes

Texas finished 44th in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Texas ranks 25th most reliant on federal aid

Texas finished 25th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: Texas ranks 2nd worst in corporate tax study

Texas finished 49th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly corporate income tax structures.

Analysis: Texas ranks 6th best in state income tax study

Texas finished in a tie for sixth place in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

EDITORIAL: Why America shouldn’t give up its IMO 2020 advantage

This week, thousands of energy executives, thought leaders and analysts will meet in Houston for CERAWeek.

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