Gov. Perry Announces Emerging Tech Fund Investments In BetaBatt, Cormedics and Sunrise Ridge Algae

October 3, 2008

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced the state will invest $250,000 each through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) in BetaBatt Inc., Cormedics Corp. and Sunrise Ridge Algae Inc. for the research, development and commercialization of their innovative technologies.

"Continued investment in emerging technologies is essential to maintaining a strong position in an increasingly competitive economy,” Gov. Perry said. "These investments will help push Texas to the forefront of energy innovation and biomedical science."

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Statement from Gov. Rick Perry

October 1, 2008

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement:

“In a free market economy, government should not be in the business of using taxpayer dollars to bail out corporate America. Congress needs to take off its partisan gloves and work together to bring both short and long term stability to the credit markets. They need to stop blaming each other and start thinking about solutions that put the taxpayers of this country first.”

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Proposition 12 A Winner Five Years Later

October 1, 2008

Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Joe Nixon

Five years ago, Texas voters adopted Proposition 12, the constitutional amendment ratifying the cap on noneconomic damages in lawsuits against doctors that the Texas Legislature established in House Bill 4.

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Perry: Federal government 'inept' at solving financial crisis, other problems

October 1, 2008

Dallas Morning News

ROBERT T. GARRETT

Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday blasted the federal government as "inept" at solving the financial crisis and other national problems. He warned that "partisan bickering" imperils the national economy and threatens Texans' prosperity.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry wants $24 million to fight border crime

September 30, 2008

Dallas Morning News

Associated Press

Gov. Rick Perry, saying violent gangs are "spreading like a virus" along the southern border, said Tuesday Texas lawmakers need to spend millions more to beef up law enforcement and fight international smugglers.

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