National Issues

California Dreamin'—of Jobs in Texas

APRIL 22, 2011
Wall Street Journal
John Fund
<img src="http://www.rickperry.org/files/wsj_banner.jpg" /> <i>Austin, Texas</i> It wasn't your usual legislative hearing. A group of largely Republican California lawmakers and Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom traveled here last week to hear from businesses that have left their state to set up shop in Texas. "We came to learn why they would pick up their roots and move in order to grow their businesses," says GOP Assemblyman Dan Logue, who organized the trip. "Why does Chief Executive magazine rate California the worst state for job and business growth and Texas the best state?" The contrast is undeniable. Texas has added 165,000 jobs during the last three years while California has lost 1.2 million. California's jobless rate is 12% compared to 8% in Texas.

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10 Best States for Making a Living

April 19th, 2011
www.money-rates.com
By: Richard Barrington
Things are tough all over, right? Well, not really. While the job market is still pretty weak overall, the truth is that conditions vary greatly from state to state. For example, in February of 2011, the unemployment rate was 13.6 percent in Nevada, but only 3.7 percent in North Dakota. On top of that, MoneyRates.com found significant differences in a number of other job-related factors as well, and an analysis of these factors cumulated in a list of the best states for making a living.

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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Passage of House Concurrent Resolution 18

Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the passage of House Concurrent Resolution 18, which calls for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution:

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EXCLUSIVE: Governors Barbour, McDonnell, and Perry Call on Congress for a Balanced Budget Amendment

March 29, 2011
Human Events
Emily Miller
Governors Haley Barbour (R.-Miss.), Bob McDonnell (R.-Va.), and Rick Perry (R.-Tex.) sent a letter to the Democrat and Republican congressional leaders on Tuesday evening calling on them to pass a Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution. “We believe it is time that the federal government be required to live within its means and balance its books every year, just as we are required to do in our respective states,” wrote the three governors in a letter obtained by HUMAN EVENTS.

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State of the State

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.

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Sonogram Requirement Declared Emergency Item

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.

Follow @GovPerry2010 to learn more about what is happening during session.

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VIDEO- Governor Rick Perry on Fox News Sunday.

If you didn't catch Governor Perry on Fox News Sunday this weekend, you can watch the entire segment right here.

For additional information about Fed Up! media appearances, 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!

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself. Become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook and join the fight against Washington's overreach!

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VIDEO- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

If you didn't catch Governor Perry on The Daily Show Monday night, you can watch all three parts right here.

PART 1


PART 2

PART 3 (not shown on television)

For additional information about Fed Up! media appearances, 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!

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself. Become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook and join the fight against Washington's overreach!

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Governor Perry: On The Record

If you missed Governor Perry on Fox News' On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, you can watch the entire interview here:


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For more information on Governor Perry's new book, visit http://www.FedUpTheBook.com. Check back, and join the conversation on how we get our country back on track!

There are book signings all across Texas, including San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Tyler, and Nacogdoches, so check back at http://www.FedUpTheBook.com often to find an event near you.

After you've read Fed Up!, visit the book's website to engage in a discussion with your fellow patriots on the future of Texas and the future of our great country. Each chapter has ideas for how citizens can take our country back from a federal government that has far outgrown its intended Constitutional role. Your continued discussion will amplify the impact of these ideas.

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself. Become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook and join the fight against Washington's overreach!

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Report shows Texas a main engine of U.S. job growth

October 29, 2010
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Steve Campbell
Texas created more than half the jobs in the nation over the last year, according to a report released Thursday. In the monthly review of the Texas economy for October, Ali Anari and Mark Dotzour of the Real Estate Center at Texas A&M University reported that the state added 166,000 jobs during the year ending in September for an annual growth rate of 1.6 percent. During the same period, the U.S. economy gained 321,000 jobs, an annual growth rate of 0.2 percent. The private sector is driving job creation in Texas, Anari said in a statement.

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