ICYMI: TTARA Study Finds Texas Economy Well Positioned for the Future

02/12/14

AUSTIN – The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) today released an analysis of Texas’ 2014-15 budget, finding that it is one of the leanest in the nation and the state’s fiscal outlook is strong.

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ICYMI: Governor Perry on Fox News with Sean Hannity, Feb. 11

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Texas surpasses California as top tech exporter

02/11/14

Dallas Morning News

Nick Swartsell

WASHINGTON–Texas is tops for tech exports, a new report says.

Companies in Texas making semiconductors, telecommunications devices, computers, and other items shipped more than $45 billion in products to other countries in 2012, according to a report by the TechAmerica Foundation, a lobbying and advocacy firm representing the technology industries. That’s a $3 billion rise from 2011.

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A $10,000 degree bargain for Texas

02/10/14

Tyler Morning Telegraph

One of the most promising initiatives put forth by outgoing Gov. Rick Perry is the “$10,000 college degree,” a challenge he issued to state universities.

A number of universities accepted that challenge, and while it’s still early to evaluate results in Texas, other states are showing that a $10,000 degree is a great option for students.

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Gov. Perry Statement on Chancellor Cigarroa Stepping Down from UT System

02/10/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa stepping down from the University of Texas System:

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