Although the national economy continues to struggle, Texas is not following the national trend. Business Facilities Magazine recently said, "with the 12th largest economy in the world (if it were considered a nation), Texas now leads the U.S. in job creation, gross state product, low unemployment rate, and foreign direct investment. Part of the Lone Star State's success stems from proactive government policies and incentives, low taxes, reasonable regulations, solid infrastructure, and good quality of life."
With less than two weeks to go before the election, it’s more important than ever to get everyone we know to vote (and vote Republican). None of us can be everywhere at once, so my team created a way for me to “tour the state” via the Internet. Be sure to check out my barbecue tour and invite your friends to a little BBQ lunch with yours truly. Every person whose email you enter will receive a personalized video of me talking to them about the importance of supporting their local Republicans. It's a fun way to spread the message and remind your friends to vote.
Texas has been blessed with good government over the past decade, and we've seen our economy grow deeper and stronger as a result. Do your part to keep Texas strong by getting your friends to vote Republican! Visit http://www.perrybbqtour.com, and invite your entire address book to a BBQ lunch!
This week we took an important step forward in making Texas and its residents safer. The Texas Department of Public Safety will now require non-U.S. citizens to prove they are in this country legally before they can get a driver's license from the state. Once they do, the license will have a "Temporary Visitor" notice with the card's expiration date clearly printed.
Governor Rick Perry and Governor Sarah Palin in San Antonio this week. Governor Perry is holding his framed lifetime membership to the National Rifle Association. Governor Palin is also a lifetime member of the NRA.
Last week was busy here in Texas and beyond. As you saw in the news and maybe even firsthand, we undertook a massive effort to prepare our state for the approach of Hurricane Gustav and help out our neighbors in Louisiana.
On Wednesday, August 20th, Governor Rick Perry addressed the 109th Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Convention where he honored incoming VFDW National Commander Glen Gardner of Round Rock and called on Texas lawmakers to provide in-state tuition to veterans.
“Educating more veterans is not only the right thing to do, it is a smart thing to do,” said Governor Perry. “Veterans have paid the greatest price our country could ask for in their sacrifice to preserve our freedom. They deserve nothing less than the best opportunities upon their return home.”
Gov. Rick Perry attended the Border Governors Conference this week in California, where he addressed issues like border security, economic development, and agriculture with governors from Arizona, New Mexico, and California, as well as governors from the Mexican states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, and Tamualipas.
The goal of the Border Governors Conference is to improve security and economic prosperity in the states along the world's busiest international border, representing 90 million inhabitants.
Recently, Governor Perry has taken to the airwaves to promote Texas. In on-air conversations with well-known hosts like Roger Hedgecock, Sean Hannity, Mark Davis, Neal Boortz and others, Gov. Perry has told the story of our state’s strong track record of job creation, hurricane preparedness and the tough line conservative Texans draw on crime.
To hear audio of these events, please visit these links:
Governor Perry will be in Atlanta, Georgia on August 7th to sign copies of his book, "On My Honor". The Governor will be at Borders on Peachtree Road at 7:30 p.m. Below is information on this public book signing.
While in San Diego, I attended Bravo Company’s graduation at the Marine Corps Recruitment Depot. I was honored to meet these incredible Americans and grateful for the chance to thank them for their service to our country.