Governor Perry visited Plano to speak at the Texas Conservative Coalition’s Tenth Amendment Town Hall. The Governor discussed solutions to restore Texas’ constitutional rights and hold Washington accountable for its increasingly intrusive and fiscally irresponsible policies.
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The Republican primary for Texas Governor takes place on March 2, but early voting in Texas begins February 16 and runs through the 26th. The momentum behind the Governor's campaign is palpable, and the campaign made this new video that you can share with your friends and neighbors to help fire up your fellow Texans about getting out and voting early for Governor Rick Perry:
8:30 a.m. Welcome and Introduction by State Representative Brandon Creighton
Opening Address by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott
9:05 a.m. The Tenth Amendment: A Brief Legal and Historical Primer
9:20 a.m. - 10:05 a.m. State Actions to Restore the Tenth Amendment
10:15 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Requiring Congress to Balance the Budget
11:10 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Nullification: What It Means, and Is It an Option for the States?
12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Remarks by Governor Rick Perry
Keynote Address by Judge Andrew Napolitano, Author and Fox News Contributor
Concluding Remarks by State Representative Wayne Christian
The Texan legislature meets only every other year, for 140 days. This allows legislators to pursue careers outside politics and prevents an entrenched political class from growing up in Austin. During the 2003 legislative session, Texas lawmakers erased a $10bn budget deficit and have balanced the books ever since.
Texas is one of only six states that did not run a budget deficit in 2009, and it has “insurance” thanks to farsighted legislators in the 1980s. Since 1988, Texas has maintained a rainy-day fund, primarily paid for by taxes on oil and gas companies, which is now worth $6.7bn. The fund can only be used if two-thirds of both houses of the state legislature approve.
Texas lawmakers have also made it clear that they like jobs enough to like the people who create jobs. There is no state income or capital gains tax, and state enterprise funds and creative governments have fostered dramatic economic growth: the state now leads the country with 64 Fortune 500 companies and in 2008 created 70 per cent of all net new jobs.
HARLINGEN — Fourth-year medical student Yvonne Umeh said she keeps looking for chances to come back to study at the Regional Academic Health Center.
Gov. Rick Perry and state Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr., D-Brownsville, hope future medical students will follow in Umeh’s footsteps.
Umeh is a student at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and spent her third year and part of her fourth year studying at the RAHC because she loves the Rio Grande Valley culture. Here, she can study diseases such as diabetes among a population with a high rate of the disease.
Perry and Lucio on Tuesday signed Texas Senate Bill 98, which calls for the RAHC — which is overseen by UT Health Science Center in San Antonio — to be converted into an independent, four-year medical school.
Austin, TX (LifeNews.com) -- A Texas pro-life group has weighed into what will likely be a combative primary election contest in Texas as Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison takes on sitting Gov. Rick Perry. The Texas Alliance for Life political action committee is urging Texans to get behind Perry, saying his pro-life record and views are superior.
"We enthusiastically endorse Governor Perry in his bid for re-election," TAL director Joe Pojman told LifeNews.com late Monday.
"He is a loyal advocate for the protection of unborn babies and their mothers, and TAL is eager for him to continue his dedicated and effective leadership of our state,' Pojman said.
The pro-life group points out that Perry has consistently and passionately supported laws protecting unborn babies and their mothers.
Perry supported or signed into law the Women's Right to Know Act and the Prenatal Protection Act in 2003, parental consent law in 2005, and funding for alternatives to abortions in 2007 and 2009.
"Texas needs a leader who is unrelentingly pro-life," Pojman said. "Unlike his opponent, Governor Perry has never given an inch to the life-threatening precepts of Roe v. Wade, whether verbally or by his actions as an elected official."
Liberal Trial Lawyer Bill White’s Tax Problems Day 24:
Hiding His Taxes Like He Hid Houston’s Deficits
As the search for liberal trial lawyer Bill White’s hidden income tax returns reaches Day 24, Houston Mayor Annise Parker is also searching for millions that White has not accounted for.
“It is becoming more apparent every day that Bill White has spent his career using shady accounting practices to cover taxpayer-funded budgets and his own personal income,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “Bill White should come clean and release his income taxes for the years he has served in public service and he should apologize to the current mayor of Houston for his budget gimmicks that have left the city searching for millions of dollars.”
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of the Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT) for re-election in 2010.
"We are pleased to again join the Perry team and offer our endorsement to publicly support his candidacy for reelection,” said Jimmy Rasmussen, IBAT Chairman. “Community banks play a key role in the economic vitality of this great state. Gov. Perry and his outstanding staff have an appreciation for and understanding of the importance of our issues and our sector of the industry."
“I am pleased that Sen. Hutchison has decided to complete her term in the Senate and remain in the fight against Washington’s imprudent, harmful policies. Her experience will be crucial to reforming the health care disaster and to holding job-killing cap and trade legislation at bay. Not only will this save millions of taxpayer dollars that would have been needed to hold a special election, but will ensure this Senate seat stays in Republican hands. I remain committed to working with all conservative leaders to uphold our state’s sovereignty from Washington’s intrusion, and maintain the proven principles that have kept Texas strong through these challenging economic times.”
Hiding his taxes – and his secret 10-year compensation plan
On Day 23 of refusing to release his income taxes and facing an ethics complaint, liberal trial lawyer Bill White has also failed to come clean with the people of Texas regarding the secret 10-year compensation plan he has with Wedge Group.
When White released his 2009 income taxes, it was uncovered that he reported $83,677 in wages received from Wedge Group in 2009. His campaign later described the payment as part of a 10-year deferred compensation plan, which means the $83,677 was just one in a series of 10 secret payments White will receive from Wedge Group. However, the details of this plan remain a mystery, including when the payments began, when they will conclude, how much they are for, and what variables affect how much money White receives.
Final Four Determined. Bill White Releasing his Income Taxes…Undetermined.
Continuing to hide his taxes and facing an ethics complaint, Bill White enters day 22 of refusing to release his income taxes.
“As March madness continues to sweep the country, liberal trial lawyer Bill White continues to sweep his tax returns under the table,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “Bill White, facing an ethics complaint, continues to hide from releasing his taxes. What is he afraid of? What other shady business dealings is he covering-up? Come clean Mr. Bill and release your income taxes for the years you were in public service. The people of Texas are waiting.”
In addition to hiding his income taxes from the people of Texas, White is the subject of an ethics complaint filed with the Texas Ethics Commission regarding $83,677 in income he reported on his 2009 income tax returns but did not include on his 2009 personal financial statement.