Rhetta believes that every hard-working Texan should have access to a job that pays a livable wage to support their family. We need to raise the minimum wage in Texas to $15/hr to ensure fair wages for all.
Rhetta has fought for an economy that works for ALL while in Austin, and that includes small business owners and their employees. Rhetta supports our local economy and our small business owners within our communities, as they are the heart of our communities. She wants to continue fostering a supportive atmosphere where Texans can continue to start their own businesses, create jobs, and employ local residents.
In order to prepare Texas for the future and support those who are in the workforce or just entering it, Rhetta believes we need to invest in vocational training and apprenticeships. While going to college has proven to be a good path for many, not all Texans want to go to college or are able to. Some of our school districts are already doing this, and we need to look at those successes to ensure our citizens have a good job, with a livable wage.