Inside Intelligence: About the State's Political Mood

Economic issues continue to head the list of most important problems facing the country, according to our insiders in government and politics. They put federal spending/national debt in front with 29 percent, and the economy right behind that, at 16 percent. Immigration, which was a big issue just a few years ago, now is ranked at the top by only 2 percent of the insiders.

The state economy, on the other hand, is way down the list of most important problems facing Texas. Education is at the top of that list, with 29 percent saying it’s the biggest ...

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