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Gov. Perry's CPAC speech, Friday, March 7th, 2014

Governor Perry gave a strong speech this morning, and the CPAC crowd rewarded him with multiple standing ovations.

Here is the text of the speech.

Good morning. It is good to stand in the presence of American Patriots.

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Gov. Perry: Government shouldn't set minimum wage; it's up to businesses

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he doesn't believe the federal government should set a minimum wage. He says it should be up to small businesses to decide what they want to pay. He contends setting a higher minimum wage could results in job losses, and he vows to not support anything that is a job killer.

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Gov. Perry: The people of each state should decide same-sex marriage issue

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says states should be allowed to decide whether or not to allow same-sex marriage. A federal judge recently struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Texas. Perry says Texas citizens voted to ban same-sex marriage, and that is an issue that should be left up to the people.

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Rick Perry: Not The Government's Business To Set Minimum Wage

CNN: Texas governor Rick Perry spars with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on raising the minimum wage.

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Texas leaders call for state law enforcement to secure the border

06/19/14

Austin American-Statesman

Staff

The state’s top leaders called Wednesday for intensified border security operations by Texas law enforcement personnel at a cost of $1.3 million a week to “combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state.”

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Texas Leaders Announce New Border Security Plan

06/19/14

CBS DFW

Jack Fink

DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Texas’ top three leaders, Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and House Speaker Joe Straus directed the Department of Public Safety to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations along the Texas-Mexico border.

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Texas officials announce border security surge to stem immigrant tide

06/19/14

Los Angeles Times

Molly Hennessy-Fiske

Texas Gov. Rick Perry and other state officials have authorized the Texas Department of Public Safety to begin emergency “surge operations” along the border with Mexico in response to an influx of immigrants making the illegal crossing, mostly women and children from Central America.

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Perry orders DPS to begin law enforcement surge at border

06/18/14

KXAN

KXAN News

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Gov. Rick Perry directed to the Department of Public Safety to immediately begin a surge of law enforcement operations along the border to “combat the flood of illegal immigration into the state.”

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Perry outlines plan to ease VA medical backlog

06/18/14

Fort Hood Herald

Rose L. Thayer

Gov. Rick Perry announced a plan to help Texas veterans get care in a timely manner during an on-post news conference Thursday.

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Gov. Perry Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

02/26/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding a federal judge ruling Texas’ same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional:

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Occidental Petroleum Relocating Headquarters to Texas

02/14/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on Occidental Petroleum Corporation moving its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles, California to Houston, Texas:

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Statement by Gov. Perry Regarding President Obama’s Comments about Obamacare and Texas

02/14/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s comments in an interview with Univision Radio on Thursday about Obamacare and Texas:

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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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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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