Gov. Rick Perry issued a proclamation declaring a moment of silence at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, to coincide with the Day of Mourning called by Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy in memory of the 26 victims of last week's tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Gov. Perry is also encouraging places of worship and buildings that are able to ring bells 26 times to honor each life that was lost.
Gov. Rick Perry outlined initiatives to strengthen the state's ban on abortions and strengthen standards of care for women seeking abortions. He was joined by Senator-elect Donna Campbell and pro-life groups at the Source Pregnancy Center in Houston.
According to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics (BLS), Texas saw the largest increase in employment of any state over the last month, with 38,000 jobs added in the Lone Star State. From August 2011 to August 2012, Texas added 259,500 jobs.
"Today's announcement of open-ended asset purchases by the Federal Reserve is shocking, even by Washington standards. In yet another round of so-called "quantitative easing," Chairman Bernanke brazenly proclaims the Federal Reserve will buy up assets and take other actions "until such improvement is achieved." In other words - indefinitely. Mr. Bernanke is doubling down on more of the same failed policies which he himself has repeatedly noted are not a "panacea for the country's economic problems."
Gov. Rick Perry toured Caterpillar Inc.'s new hydraulic excavator manufacturing plant, which has been expanded thanks to a $1.175 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) in 2010. Caterpillar has already created 225 new jobs and will generate $200 million in capital investment with the new facility, and plans to continue hiring in Victoria.