Robert Kaplan, Travis County, Texas discussed on The Fifteenth Club
NewsRadio. KLBJ? I'm Robert Wood topping Austin's news. The president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas expects Texas to grow at a faster rate in the national average. But the reserves Robert Kaplan says a lack of skilled workers is becoming a real drain on that growth. Wide country. Math science reading scores for Kaplan says the state's population growth gives us an edge as well as the thriving oil and gas sector, the state's diversity, and the fact that our population is younger than the national average are all pluses to continued economic vitality. John Kelly, NewsRadio KLBJ state lawmakers wanting to amend the law that he says is designed to trap low income drivers into a cycle of debt Representative James white says people sometimes give up on trying to pay outstanding civil fines when they realized doing. So may cause more financial hardship. Emily, Gary is with the Texas fair defense projects, so they can pay off their tickets. They go in I think that they're going to pay it off. And then they get hit with a new suspension for one to two years some end up in jail two years ago. Austin made the decision to stop jailing low income residents if they were unable to pay those fines Caldwell county state Senator John Syria co-sponsors Bill and constitutional amendment that we keep money collected on these sporting goods sales tax. Devoted to state and local parks. Travis counties signed says that tax creates grants in the past our parks department here at Travis county has been able to receive and benefit from some of those grants. But over the years the status siphoned off a lot of that money for the budget and Eckstein estimates it cost Travis county parks a billion dollars over the last twenty five years,.