This week, Governor Perry sat down with Michael Quinn Sullivan of Texans for Fiscal Responsibility to discuss his opposition to bailouts, his commitment to a responsible state budget, and his take on issues facing the Texas legislature this year. You can watch the interview on YouTube.
If you have an interest in private property rights, you're probably already familiar with the 2005 Kelo v. New London Supreme Court case.
The Kelo case gave local governments the green light to use their eminent domain powers to take private property and transfer it to other private entities, a stark departure from the commonly understood purpose of eminent domain-- namely, vital public interests.
SEGUIN — Gov. Rick Perry told Seguin residents they should be proud of their local officials for the hard work it took to bring a Caterpillar engine assembly plant to town.
“This is a big deal,” Perry told hundreds of people gathered for the Wednesday groundbreaking ceremony for the plant. “This is a big deal for Caterpillar. This is a big deal for Seguin, and this is a big deal for the state of Texas.”
The project, announced last month, will bring a 1-million-square-foot, $170 million manufacturing plant to the city on Interstate 10. The company said it will employ about 1,400 people at an average wage of $21 an hour.