Governor Perry delivered his State of the State address this week, proposing to consolidate or suspend non-critical state agencies in order to make state government more streamlined and efficient. The governor also outlined his priorities for the 82nd Legislative Session, including balancing the budget without raising taxes, preserving essential services, and strengthening Texas' position as a national economic leader through sound policies. Check out the Governor's entire State of the State address below.
Last week Governor Perry spoke at the 2011 Texas Rally for Life, where he declared legislation to require a sonogram before a woman elects to have an abortion as an emergency item for the 2011 legislative session.
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Governor Perry took the oath of office for his third full term as Texas' 47th governor yesterday. In his inaugural address, the governor celebrated the priorities that have helped make Texas the best state to live, work and raise a family, and committed to strengthening those principles to ensure the Lone Star State's future remains prosperous.
This video takes us back in history when a rancher from Haskell County came to Austin and changed Texas. Thank you for all of your support for the Governor, his family and Texas throughout the years.
On January 18, 2011 at 11 a.m., Governor Rick Perry & Lt. Governor David Dewhurst will be sworn in on the South Steps of the State Capitol. While the swearing-in ceremony is free to the public, a ticketed BBQ Lunch will follow the official ceremony. There will be live music, entertainment and a plate of world-class Texas BBQ.
“Whether you’ve lived in Texas your whole life, just moved here or plan to move here, we invite you to join us for the ceremony and a huge BBQ afterward,” said Weisie Steen, chair of the 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee. “This is a historic time for our great state, so plan on attending – and bring the whole family!”
A limited number of tickets are available through www.2011texasinaugural.com for a one-cent processing fee or request forms can be faxed in for free.
On Twitter? Follow @2011txinaugural for updates about the BBQ & evening celebration!
For additional information about Fed Up! book tour stops around Texas and more, visit http://www.FedUpTheBook.com. Check back, and after you've read the book, join the conversation on how we get our country back on track!