From the Capitol

Gov. Perry and Dr. Laffer Highlight Successful Policies to Create Jobs, Opportunity

November 18, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry and economist Dr. Arthur Laffer today contrasted the conservative fiscal principles that have helped Texas become a national leader in job creation with those that have burdened families and businesses in states like California. The governor spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Competition and the States: California vs. Texas luncheon, where Laffer unveiled a new study comparing the governments and economies of the two states.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Today’s Obamacare Announcement

November 14, 2013

“This is a staggering display of a reckless president cavalierly instructing states to ignore federal law. President Obama is shifting the blame by saying it's up to states and state insurance commissioners to fix the massive problem his signature law has created for millions of Americans who are losing their health insurance. President Obama did succeed at one thing today: making a bad situation worse with a ‘fix’ that will create more confusion for consumers and threatens to destabilize the health insurance industry. Obamacare is an abject failure; it's time to overturn this ill-conceived, job-killing nightmare that ultimately will bankrupt this country.”

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Prop. 6 Passage

November 5, 2013

"Today, the people of Texas made history, ensuring we’ll have the water we need to grow and thrive for the next five decades, without raising state taxes. Now it’s time to get to work on the projects that’ll help us meet our growing water needs, preserving and improving both our economic strength and quality of life."

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Appeals Court Lifting HB 2 Injunction

October 31, 2013

“Today's decision affirms our right to protect both the unborn and the health of the women of Texas. We will continue doing everything we can to protect a culture of life in our state.”

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Abortion Law Ruling

October 28, 2013

"Today's decision will not stop our ongoing efforts to protect life and ensure the women of our state aren't exposed to any more of the abortion-mill horror stories that have made headlines recently. We will continue fighting to implement the laws passed by the duly-elected officials of our state, laws that reflect the will and values of Texans."

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Gov. Perry Speaks at WATEC Israel 2013

October 22, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry today addressed the Water Technology and Environmental Control Exhibition and Conference (WATEC) Israel 2013, a leading event for the water industry that brings together international business and government leaders to discuss water solutions and showcase technological advancements. Texas and Israel face similar challenges with meeting the water needs of a continually growing population and economy.

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Texas A&M Pursues a Campus in Israel

October 21, 2013

The New York Times

Manny Fernandez

When Gov. Rick Perry visits Israel this week, he will leave a surprising piece of Texas behind: his alma mater, Texas A&M University.

Mr. Perry will join Texas A&M leaders and Israeli officials in Jerusalem on Wednesday to announce the creation of Texas A&M Peace University, a branch campus of the sixth largest university in the United States. It will be built in Nazareth, known as the Arab capital of Israel.

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Statement by Governor Perry on Possible Federal Government Shutdown

September 30, 2013

“House Republicans offered a compromise solution that would temporarily address Republican concerns about Obamacare while also allowing the federal government to continue to operate. But the Obama administration’s and Harry Reid’s my-way-or-the-highway mentality jeopardizes essential functions of not only the federal government but also state services. Democrat leadership in Congress has refused to negotiate, and in so doing is jeopardizing thousands of employees, critical services, and economic recovery.

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Governor Perry Presents Star of Texas Awards

September 12, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry today presented the Star of Texas Awards to honor the peace officers, firefighters, emergency medical first responders and citizens who have been seriously injured or killed in the line of duty or while assisting a first responder.

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Governor Perry to Tout Texas’ Low Taxes in Maryland

September 12, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry will travel to Maryland September 18 to highlight Texas' commitment to keeping taxes low on hardworking families and businesses, allowing them to keep more of what they earn, and helping make Texas' economy a national example for job creation. Ahead of the governor's trip, a 60-second radio ad and 30-second TV ad begin running today in several markets. The ads showcase the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas' smart fiscal policies.

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