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Samsung to build advanced chip factory in Texas

Samsung to build advanced chip factory in Texas

On Wednesday, the Taylor City Council and Williamson County approved incentives to lure a $17 billion Samsung chip factory to Taylor. This comes amid a global chip shortage that has left nations scrambling to secure their supply chains.  Under the planned...

What you need to know about the Child Tax Credit

What you need to know about the Child Tax Credit

One of the most important elements of the American Rescue Plan was the enhanced child tax credit and today the second round is going out. Thanks to the $1.9 trillion stimulus package, which every Republican in Congress voted against, qualifying families will receive...

Texas could become a cryptocurrency hub

Texas could become a cryptocurrency hub

There’s a new gold rush in Texas. It’s not for oil or natural gas, but for cryptocurrency. Two new Texas-based Bitcoin mining facilities have been announced in just the past week. One is from Marathon Digital Holdings in partnership with Compute North, while the other...

How Texas taxes sustain inequality

How Texas taxes sustain inequality

On Thursday, policy experts with the left-leaning think tank Every Texan (formerly the Center for Public Policy Priorities) held a panel discussion over Texas, taxes, and social justice. The discussion was moderated by the Signal’s very own David Lee and joined by...

What the American Jobs Plan means for Texas

The Biden administration has officially unveiled its $2.3 trillion American Jobs Plan as part of its Build Back Better agenda. The plan seeks to create millions of jobs, tackle climate change, and make the United States more competitive vis-a-vis China. Although...

What Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package means for Texas

What Biden’s $1.9 trillion relief package means for Texas

Last week, President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into law. It’s an understatement to say that Democrats went big with the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package, which is in line with their campaign promises, the advice of economists and public...