perry heads to california on job poaching trip


Jonathan Tilove


Austin Statesman

“Is California nicer than Texas? I would say, ‘yes, yes, yes and yes.’ That’s why I stay in California. But for families, in most cases, the answer is ‘no,’’’ said Joel Kotkin, the author of “The Next Hundred Million: American in 2050,” who has written prolifically about how, in his view, America’s future resides in Texas and the rest of the South.