Engagement

Texas Gets It Right

June 17th, 2015

The Texas Legislature ended its 84th regular session just a week or so ago, and, from the perspective of many of us, a lot was done that will help propel the state toward continue economic success. The fiscally conservative stance …

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TEXAS MODEL FOR ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT

June 3rd, 2015

by Susan Combs

 

In 2013, as Texas Comptroller, I was able to secure $5 million in funds from the Texas legislature for high-level, objective research in the endangered species area.  I truly believe the economic impact of an Endangered Species …

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Texans Aren’t Sheepish About Success

April 21st, 2015

I love the winter and early spring in Texas because, just like the bluebonnets, rodeos are blooming all across the state. One of my all time rodeo favorites is the mutton busting events for little kids, boys and girls, generally …

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The Texas Model

April 14th, 2015

Thanks to our state’s traditional ‘can do’ approach to life and business, Texas has long been the preferred destination for risk takers and entrepreneurs, including two very intelligent leaders from Sweden I met at the South by Southwest conference. They …

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What’s Next

December 29th, 2014

by Susan Combs

As one year draws to a close, and we look ahead to the next one, most of us reflect back on what we did or did not accomplish. And then of course, we wonder about “what’s next.”…

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What This Election Means

November 7th, 2014

by Susan Combs

Tuesday in Texas and the nation was historic in several ways. The conservative fiscal message from Republicans resonated across the nation in surprising ways. The traditional ‘blue’ state of Illinois elected its first Republican governor in years, …

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We Know What to Do, Now Let’s Do It

October 29th, 2014

by Susan Combs

We do know what to do. We have to go vote. Early voting started a week ago and runs through Friday, October 31st. The ballot covers all kinds of issues: elections for city, county, state positions. Local …

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Take a Stand

October 20th, 2014

by Susan Combs

We appear to have become a nation of folks sitting. Sitting on the sidelines. Sitting in front of TVs, our phones or tablets. We sit things out.

But we weren’t always a nation of sitters. The United …

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Say It Ain’t So!

October 16th, 2014

by Susan Combs

Elections seem to bring out both the best and the worst in people. The airwaves and radio stations are often full of bad things being said about people we didn’t know were really bad…until someone told us. …

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Texas Doesn’t Break Your Bank

October 9th, 2014

by Susan Combs

Growing up as the daughter of a very cost conscious father had the beneficial effect of making me cost conscious as well. When you never know if it is going to rain over the summer, or whether …

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