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Gov. Rick Perry: Washington doesn't understand biz competition


Gov. Perry on Squawk On The Street, May 20, 2014

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Gov. Rick Perry: Steel hammer of EPA killing jobs

Gov. Perry on Squawk On The Street, May 20, 2014

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Gov. Perry's solution for companies squeezed by other states

May 19, 2014- Texas governor on 'Fox & Friends'

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Gov. Perry Letter to UT Regents Regarding Tuition Increases

This morning Gov. Perry continued his efforts to make college tuition as affordable as possible. Today Gov. Perry sent the following letter to the University of Texas Board of Regents urging them to consider cost-saving measures before imposing tuition increases on students at UT System institutions.

Dear Chairman Foster:

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Building Boom Towns: Metro Areas With The Most New Construction In 2014

11/11/14
Forbes
Erin Carlyle
While the rest of the country struggled to recover from the recession, the economy in Texas has been on fire. Thanks to a boom in horizontal drilling and fracking, the state’s oil output has more than doubled over the past three years to 3.18 million barrels per day—a level not seen since 1976.

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After the deluge: Rick Perry in New Hampshire

11/10/14
The Hill
By Bernie Quigley
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) spoke at Dartmouth College to a student gathering last night and suggested the age rising would be North American: A union of Mexico, America and Canada held together and advanced by immense indigenous energy resources.

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Why the Perry indictment should be dismissed: count II (threat of veto), freedom of speech

11/10/14
The Washington Post
Eugene Volokh
As I noted below, Jim Ho and Prerak Shah (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher) and I have filed an amicus brief on behalf of 14 scholars, former judges, and former prosecutors (liberal, conservative, and moderate) arguing that the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry should be dismissed.

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Bipartisan Group of Lawyers Wants Perry Case Dismissed

11/10/14
The Texas Tribune
Terri Langford
A bipartisan group of lawyers led by former Texas Solicitor General James C. Ho filed an amicus brief Monday in Austin, asking a judge to dismiss the case against Gov. Rick Perry.

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Perry insists he’s still at least six months away from a decision on 2016 run

11/10/14
New Hampshire Journal
John DiStaso
MANCHESTER – He came to New Hampshire less than a week after the midterm election, looking like a presidential candidate with a schedule that would rival any presidential candidate’s schedule – six stops in two days, including two town halls in unfriendly territory.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Record High Texas High School Graduation Rates

August 5, 2014
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the latest on-time high school graduation rates released by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). The class of 2013 earned the highest-ever high school graduation rate for Texas students.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Congress’ Inability to Advance Border Security Legislation

07/31/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on the failure of Congress to advance border security legislation.

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Gov. Perry Launches PSA to Assist Texas Veterans with VA Health Care

07/30/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has launched a public service announcement (PSA) to raise awareness of state resources available to help Texas veterans navigate the Veterans Administration (VA) health care system. Texas has increased staffing for the Texas Veterans Hotline in response to failures by the VA system to adequately care for our nation’s veterans.

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Gov. Perry Deploys Texas National Guard Troops to Border

07/21/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today directed Texas Adjutant General John Nichols to immediately begin preparations for the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the border. These troops will support the Texas Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) ongoing law enforcement surge, Operation Strong Safety, which is focused on combatting criminal activity in the region resulting from the federal government’s failure to adequately secure the border.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Death of Sean Carmeli

07/21/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement following the death of Sean Carmeli, a Texan serving in the Israeli army.

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