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Texas Gov. Rick Perry praises charter schools, voucher plan before State Board of Education

February 1, 2013

The Associated Press

Will Weissert

Gov. Rick Perry told the State Board of Education on Friday that it’s time for Texas to increase the number of charter schools allowed to operate statewide and embrace a voucher system that would let parents get their kids out of poor-performing public schools and into private ones.

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Rick Perry to Tax-weary Phil Mickelson: Come to Texas

January 23, 2013


Melanie Gray

Gov. Rick Perry took to Twitter to let Mickelson know that he's more than welcome in the Lone Star State, which has no income tax.

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Perry: Second Amendment stronger than Obama's gun control plan

January 16, 2013

Matt Goodman

Gov. Rick Perry issued a firm response to President Barack Obama’s sweeping gun violence package moments after it was announced Wednesday, saying the proposal has little to do with curbing mass shootings and charged the left with using tragedy to propel its anti-gun agenda.

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Gov. Rick Perry Responds to Obama Gun Control Order

January 16, 2013


Frank Heinz

President Barack Obama revealed his administration's proposals for curbing gun violence Wednesday and is quickly being met with sharp criticism from Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

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Gov. Rick Perry disgusted by MSM and political left using massacre to push pre-existing political agenda

January 17, 2013

The Right Scoop

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Perry lays out plans for new session

January 8, 2013

YNN Austin

YNN Staff

Gov. Rick Perry addressed both the House and the Senate Tuesday afternoon. While the governor didn’t name any emergency items, he did chart a course for the upcoming session. Perry urged lawmakers to focus on the economy and cautioned that lawmakers should continue to limit the size of government.

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Intuit index: Texas shows greatest small business job growth in 2012

January 2, 2013

Dallas Morning News

Sheryl Jean

Small business employment in Texas grew just below the national rate in December, but the state posted the most growth for all of 2012, according to data released today by Intuit Inc.

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MILLER: Rick Perry’s guns

December 12, 2012

The Washington Times

Emily Miller

Rick Perry loves all kinds of guns. The Texas governor, who famously shot dead a coyote with his .380 Ruger pistol for threatening his dog while on a morning run in 2010, agreed to be the subject of this new feature series that explores the gun collections of people in the spotlight.

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How Red States Wrestle with Obamacare: The Forbes Interview with Texas' Rick Perry

December 8, 2012


Avik Roy

Earlier this week, I interviewed Texas Governor Rick Perry at the 2012 Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York. Perry’s Texas has been an engine of economic growth, far outpacing national indicators, and Perry has a source of creative free-market approaches to state policy problems, especially in the health-care arena. Indeed, some of Perry’s most interesting initiatives are the ones that have remained on the shelf: for example, his exploration of cross-border health insurance as a way to make coverage more affordable for millions of people along the Rio Grande. What follows is a lightly edited transcript of our discussion, in which Perry talked about how states should respond to the implementation of Obamacare, and what the Republican health-care message should be in 2016.

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Perry announces workforce training initiative

November 27, 2012

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Christopher Sherman

A new workforce training initiative will aim to fast-track education for people with skills and real-world experience but without formal certification, Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday.

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