Texas faced a major turning point in 2003, one that could have seriously jeopardized the economic successes our state has enjoyed over the past decade.
The skyrocketing cost of malpractice insurance - driven ever higher by the mounting costs of litigation and staggering awards in non-economic damages sought by unscrupulous lawyers - was driving many doctors out of business, or causing them to flee to less litigious places.
This morning Gov. Perry continued his efforts to make college tuition as affordable as possible. Today Gov. Perry sent the following letter to the University of Texas Board of Regents urging them to consider cost-saving measures before imposing tuition increases on students at UT System institutions.