Despite mostly rosy economic news, middle-income households are struggling in Texas and will continue to face significant economic challenges in 2016.Read more
Julián Castro, secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and former San Antonio mayor, will deliver a keynote speech at the LBJ School of Public Affairs’ 2015 Reimagining Cities Conference on the 50th anniversary of the department’s creation.Read more
Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed a Transfer on Death Deed, or TODD, law similar to what roughly half of the other states in the nation use to allow people to transfer ownership of real property – their home – often without the costs of judges or lawyers. This new tool is critical and Texans ought to take advantage of it.Read more
In order to foster the political will that is necessary to enact changes in policy, Austinites must first learn to acknowledge the suffering they usually do not see in their midst.Read more
President Barack Obama's State of the Union address provided a list of things that "will make a meaningful difference in the lives of millions of families."
Items included on the list were child care, equal pay, higher minimum wages and lower mortgage premiums.Read more