Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Energy and the states, redux

USA Today has a nice summary of the reasons why Texas has accounted for about half of the country's total job growth since the end of the recession. Basically, it is some combination of an energy boom and a non-anti-business tax and regulatory climate. I've posted a couple of times (here and here) on the role of energy in helping states to recover from the recession. Today's Wall Street Journal describes how two states (New York and Pennsylvania) are handling their potential energy bonanzas, with predictable results.