As Texas, in particular Collin County, continues its rapid growth by attracting new businesses to the area, it is vitally important that our community has the infrastructure to accommodate this growth. It is for this reason that the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA) urges the passage of Proposition 1, which would allow for more than $1.6 billion to be transferred to the state highway fund to help in the construction, completion and maintenance of our state’s roads and highways. Our county has taken center stage in recent months, following the decision by Toyota Motor Corp. to move its North American headquarters to Plano from California.
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Free community college.
That was a big idea laid down by the governor of Tennessee recently, and for the right reasons. Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican, leads a state with a mediocre college-going rate. Improving those numbers would upgrade that state’s workforce and, therefore, its economy. Tennessee’s proposal is a dramatic gesture intended to spur action.
Texas has similar challenges that require dramatic measures. Despite steady gains in producing college graduates, we still occupy low and middling rungs nationally on educational attainment. The competition is stiff out there...