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Tax Reform is Pumping Up Small Businesses Optimism

Tax reform is doing what was intended – driving business investment, creating jobs, and growing our economy. Small businesses are seeing this first-hand. For National Small Business Week let's look at how tax reform is working for them. Surge in small business...

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City Election Results

Political rookie Bill Blackburn has ousted incumbent Kerrville Mayor Bonnie White by 24 percentage points.   Kerrville City Council Place 3 candidate Judy Eychner, who aligned herself with Blackburn during their campaigns, had a nearly identical win against Gary...

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Comp Plan: Public Progress Posting

The Kerrville Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee is a step closer to putting the finishing touches on the update to the city’s master plan On Tuesday, committee members hosted a meeting at the Hill Country Youth Event Center to discuss the ways they’ve changed the...

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Texas Elections: There’s Power in Small Numbers

In the last presidential election — normally the high-water mark for turnout in any state — 9.0 million Texans voted, out of the 15.1 million who were registered to vote at that time. That’s just a touch under 60 percent. You already know that voter turnout in Texas...

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Federal Court Upholds Embattled Texas Voter ID Law

Amid efforts to prove Texas' embattled voter ID law is discriminatory, a federal appeals panel on Friday OK'd state lawmakers' efforts to rewrite the law last year to address faults previously identified by the courts. On a 2-1 vote, a three-judge panel of the 5th...

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The Deficit in Focusing on Specific Trade Deficits

Overall trade deficits may pose a danger; bilateral trade deficits don’t. One can easily see how this can be confusing. As Maurice Obstfeld of the IMF wrote recently, A country’s overall trade balance is a macroeconomic phenomenon that mirrors whether it spends less...

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Small Business’: America’s Economic MVPs

This week the U.S. Chamber of Commerce joins with all Americans to celebrate National Small Business Week. This is an opportunity to show our appreciation for the backbone of our nation’s economy: the small businesses that employ more than half of all Americans and...

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City Sales Tax Shortfall

Disagreement over the city’s budget, simmering since last fall’s 3-2 vote to cut the property tax rate by 1.97 percent, resurfaced at Tuesday’s Kerrville City Council meeting. During her monthly report to the council, finance director Amy Dozier said due to “almost...

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Rent Rebate Complaint in Review

The Texas Attorney General’s office is reviewing a complaint that offering rental rebates for voting in the Kerrville City Council election constituted bribery under state law. Office of the Attorney General spokeswoman Kayleigh Lovvorn confirmed Thursday that the...

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