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
) 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.