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Challenge declined: Cuomo won't debate Perry

Reaction from the Texas governor

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Tale of two cities: boom in Midland, blight in Yuma

Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks energy and job creation

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Rick Perry: What I learned from my 2012 race

Gov. Rick Perry joins Morning Joe to discuss energy reform, job growth, the possibility of of running in 2016 and what he learned from running for president the first time around.

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Rick Perry on ISIS: We Are Right to Eliminate Them

08/08/14
RedState
Brad Jackson
The day after President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. military would begin targeted air-strikes against ISIS terrorist groups in Iraq, Texas Governor Rick Perry said we are, “right to eliminate them” and protect Kurdistan.

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The Fastest-Growing States For Tech Jobs

08/07/14
Forbes
Susan Adams
What state is adding technology jobs at the greatest rate? My guess would have been Washington, where Seattle has become a center for cloud computing. Giant enterprise software maker Oracle announced last week that it would base its new cloud technology center there. Mammoth online retailer Amazon, of course, has its headquarters in Seattle, and its web services are based there. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud business, is in the area, as is Google’s, and data services provider Century Link has cloud operations in the city after buying information security software outfit Tier 3 in 2013.

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Rick Perry Bolsters Border Patrol With His Own

08/07/14
NewsMax
Elliot Jager
Texas has spent $500 million in state money since 2005 on border security and hired a retired Army general to map out strategy, The New York Times reported.

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Rick Perry: Stand With Israel

Aug. 1, 2014
Politico
Governor Rick Perry
The United States must take the lead in bringing the international community together to demand the total removal of every missile in Gaza, as well as the complete destruction of the tunnel network being used by Hamas terrorists. To facilitate this, the United States must use the tools available to us diplomatically and continue to support the actions of the Israel Defense Forces. Should the international community fail to join us in sufficient numbers, the United States should block actions in the United Nations aimed at preventing Israel from defending itself.

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Perry Right In Warning Of Border-Surge Crime

07/25/14
Investors.com
Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry correctly warns that illegal immigrants are responsible for 3,000 murders and 8,000 sexual assaults in the past five years. And with the new border surge, there's more trouble on the way.

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Gov. Perry to Meet with Business Leaders in New York City

04/21/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry will take Texas’ message of low taxes, smart regulations and job creation to businesses in New York City from April 22-24. The governor will meet with employers and participate in a reception hosted by TexasOne to discuss the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas’ healthy economy.

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Gov. Perry Authorizes Additional Disaster Recovery Funds for City of West

04/16/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today granted the City of West’s request for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts related to the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in April 2013. The grant will help West repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the blast and assist with other important projects in the affected area.

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Governor’s Office Accepting Nominations for Star of Texas Awards

04/16/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry’s office is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Nominations for this year's awards must be submitted to the Governor's Office by June 15, 2014, with the awards ceremony taking place in September.

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ICYMI: Governors Perry, Scott and Jindal Urge President Obama to Strengthen Medicare Advantage

04/15/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to take meaningful steps to strengthen and improve the Medicare Advantage program. The program, which offers an alternative health insurance plan provided by a private company to Medicare recipients, has proven as effective as traditional Medicare in reducing hospital readmissions, improving care coordination and overall health outcomes. Hundreds of thousands of Texans rely on the program for care. Click here to view the letter: http://bit.ly/1imHLOW

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Ft. Hood Shooting

04/02/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the shooting at Fort Hood:

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