Texas has the fourth-lowest nurse-to-population ratio in the country, with only 9.25 nurses per 1, 000 residents, according to a recent report by the comptroller’s office.
The state’s aging population, along with the COVID-19 pandemic, has put increased pressure on all categories of nursing. The largest shortage of registered nurses and licensed vocational nurses is occurring in inpatient hospital settings and nursing homes.
“COVID-19 has really increased the shortage,” said Texas
Job shortages are also taking place in the trucking industry, which moves 72% of
A shortage of commercial truck drivers is contributing to increasing supply chain issues.
“We are losing a generation of drivers, and we aren’t replacing them with a generation of potential drivers that is large enough,” he said.
Texas is home to nearly 200, 000 commercial truck drivers, the most in the nation. The median wage in the state for truck drivers is
Turnover is extremely high, according to
TPWD backing wildlife recovery act
“The litany of ways natural resources bolster the Texas economy and improve our quality of life is seemingly endless,” said Carter Smith, executive director of the
“While it would do much to protect fish and wildlife that need it most, the Recovering America’s Wildlife Act would also mean a long-term investment in the public health and well-being of all Texans, as well as stewardship of our home ground,” Smith added.
TPWD is urging the public to contact their representatives in
The bill would provide
The Texas outdoor recreation economy generates 327, 000 jobs and
Don’t leave the lights on in May It is bird migration season, and Texas is the epicenter of the annual voyage, with one of every three birds migrating through
BirdCast is urging homeowners and businesses to turn off the lights through its Lights Out Texas initiative. An estimated one billion bird deaths occur annually in the country from collisions with buildings and structures as birds become disoriented by night lighting.
Building owners, businesses and homeowners can protect migrating birds by turning off all non-essential lights from
Health insurer agree to shut down
The agency said Salvasen was providing health insurance without a license from TDI, which received “numerous complaints saying the insurance plans sold by Salvasen did not offer the health coverage buyers had been promised.”
Under the terms of the order, Salvasen must keep paying claims until all obligations are met. If any assets remain after that, the company must pay back premiums it collected.
The company marketed health insurance policies across the country, selling roughly 65, 000 unauthorized health plans.
Texas again ranked #1 for business For the 18th year in a row, Texas has been named the best state for business by CEO Magazine, although controversies over pro-life and anti-LGBTQ legislation have caused concerns for some CEO’s, according to the magazine, which polled nearly 7000 chief executives and business owners.
The state of