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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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Perry: Unions look to job creators like me

Texas Gov. Rick Perry joins Morning Joe to discuss all things economic: from job creation in his state and his relationship with unions to fuel policies.

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Perry orders DPS to begin law enforcement surge at border




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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Rick Perry correct that record number of immigrants not from Mexico are being apprehended at border


PolitiFact Texas

Questioning the flow of unaccompanied Central American children across the Texas-Mexico border, Gov. Rick Perry declared he has yet to hear from President Barack Obama or his administration to a 2012 letter urging attention to the matter.

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Perry Proposes Fix for Texas Veterans' Health Care


The Texas Tribune

Gilad Edelman

FORT HOOD — Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday announced that the state has reached agreements with health facilities to provide care for veterans who cannot get timely treatment from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Now, he’s asking federal officials to approve the plan designed to help the 1.7 million veterans living in Texas.

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Gov. Rick Perry Again Calls On Obama To Secure The Mexican Border


Breitbart Texas

Bob Price

Breitbart Texas contacted Gov. Perry’s office to request his comments about the growing humanitarian crisis underway in South Texas. Perry’s press secretary, Lucy Nashed, responded to a series of questions from Breitbart Texas about the issue stating, “Texas has been raising this issue with the federal government since 2012, and it’s clear that two years later, they simply don’t have a handle on this growing problem. The governor wrote a letter to President Obama a couple of weeks ago that addressed this.”

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Governor Smackdown: Watch the head honchos of the two hottest states for big business face off



Anne VanderMey

In an exclusive Fortune video, Jerry Brown and Rick Perry weigh in on why their states are best-in-nation for Fortune 500 companies.

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ICYMI: TTARA Study Finds Texas Economy Well Positioned for the Future


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


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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Gov. Perry Announces Two TEF Investments Creating 615 New Jobs in Austin


AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced investments in Websense Inc. and Dropbox Inc. through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) that will create a total of 615 new jobs in Austin. Execution of the state's agreements with each company is contingent upon finalization of local incentive offers as required by program criteria.

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ICYMI: Texas Ranked Top Exporting State for 12th Consecutive Year


AUSTIN – Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position. The state’s export revenues for 2013 amounted to nearly $279.7 billion, up 5.4 percent from the previous year and outpacing U.S. export growth.

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Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Declaring Liquefied Petroleum Gas Emergency


AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today renewed the proclamation declaring a liquefied petroleum gas emergency, waiving certain state licensing and permitting regulations for out-of-state carriers and operators. This waiver applies only to liquefied petroleum gas trucks and operators meeting all certification, permitting and licensing requirements of the federal government and another state whose governor has declared or declares a liquefied petroleum gas emergency. This waiver will expedite the transportation of propane to communities impacted by severe winter weather in other states.

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