Petition: Secure the Border

If you are like Gov. Rick Perry, and you agree the federal government must take responsibility and secure our border, sign this petition.

Can You Beat Governor Perry in March Madness?

Governor Perry has filled out his bracket for the 2009 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament and now you can compete against him!

Simply visit the Governor's Facebook page, become a supporter, and follow the link posted on his wall. Once you add the free CBSsports.com Brackets application, you can join the Governor's group. Make your picks for your bracket, and wait for the games to begin! You can track your success, along with the Governor's, automatically in the group.

Not a member of Facebook?
Joining is free and easy
. Become a supporter of the Governor on Facebook and tell your friends about the competition!

The winner of the bracket challenge gets to meet Governor Perry and get a picture taken with him.

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Unemployment program would hurt Texas businesses and workers

March 15, 2009

Austin American-Statesman

Governor Rick Perry

During these tough economic times, Texas employers are working harder than ever to move products to market, make payroll and create jobs. The last thing they need right now is government burdening them with higher taxes and expanded obligations.

That is exactly what the unemployment insurance stipulations in the new federal stimulus bill will do, ultimately increasing the burden borne by Texas employers and directly affecting the people they hire (and those they won't be able to hire as a result).

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Join Governor Perry at 2 PM Today and Watch Him on Fox News

Today at 2 PM, I am announcing a major policy decision related to the Washington stimulus package. On RickPerry.org, we will be streaming the event live from Houston. During the announcement, the site will feature a live blog where you can go and add your thoughts to the discussion. I hope you will participate.

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AMA honors Perry for tort reform efforts

March 11, 2009

Southeast Texas Record

Marilyn Tennissen

For his leadership in reforming Texas' tort system, the American Medical Association honored Gov. Rick Perry with its Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service.

Named for the founding father of the AMA, the award recognizes elected and career officials in federal, state or municipal service whose outstanding contributions have promoted the art and science of medicine and improved public health. The award to Perry and other public officials was presented March 10 in Washington, D.C.

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