Texas is not immune to competition. As some Texas lawmakers push to gut our economic development policies, other states are falling all over themselves to out-compete Texas to land major industrial projects and the thousands of jobs that come with them.....Unfortunately, smart policy like the Texas Economic Development Act (Chapter 313 of the state tax code) is in the cross-hairs. Senate Bill 600 by state Sen. Konni Burton, R-Colleyville, would eliminate Chapter 313 outright, and other bills would significantly harm the program. Lawmakers should oppose these proposals because Chapter 313 is the state’s single most important economic development program. Read more.