Join Governor Perry to discuss important issues related to the state budget at these upcoming events:
Wednesday, May 9th
12:00 pm – Cedar Park
Gov. Perry joined by State Rep. and Senate Candidate Charles Schwertner and State Representative Candidate Tony Dale
1101 Arrow Point Drive, Bldg 501
Cedar Park, TX 78613
This week I announced my Texas Budget Compact, which I believe is critical to keeping our state budget balanced, keeping government growth and spending in check and keeping Texas jobs and economy growing.
The Texas Budget Compact includes truth-in-budgeting reforms to end payment deferrals and other budgetary shell games, a stricter spending cap and a renewed commitment to fund the priorities of our state without raising your taxes. To learn more about the Texas Budget Compact, please click here http://www.rickperry.org/texas-budget-compact/learn-more
ROUND ROCK — Gov. Rick Perry came out swinging Monday in his first speech since dropping out of the presidential race, attacking President Barack Obama for “misguided socialist policies” and vowing to remain in the public fray.
Gov. Rick Perry was joined by EA Games President Frank Gibeau and EA Sports COO Daryl Holt to announce that EA is expanding its Austin operations and creating 150 full-time jobs and 150 contract positions. The governor credited Texas' sound economic principles for helping grow the video game industry in the state.
"On behalf of the State of Texas, I'd like to congratulate EA on expanding its presence in Austin, and welcome the quality jobs that will be created here as a result," Gov. Perry said. "Much like the video gaming industry, our state is built on the foundation of competition; thanks to our low taxes, reasonable and predictable regulatory climate, fair legal system and skilled workforce, we continue to attract companies from around the nation."
As governors of states whose residents, like all Americans, are desperate for the restoration of fiscal responsibility in Washington, we are proud to have signed the “Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge” amid the debate over once again raising the federal debt ceiling.
We oppose an increase in the federal debt limit unless three common-sense conditions are met: substantial cuts in spending; enforceable spending caps to put the country on a path to a balanced budget; and congressional passage of a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That amendment should include a requirement for a congressional supermajority to approve any raises in taxes.
At heart, the pledge represents the reality that yet another temporary fix to our nation’s budgetary woes is no fix at all. The time has come for all of us to begin holding the federal government to the same common-sense standards in place in most states, including South Carolina and Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry today announced that M&G Group, an international PET resin manufacturer, has chosen to locate its third North American plant in Corpus Christi. This expansion is expected to create at least 250 direct jobs at the facility, and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in capital investment.
"I'm pleased M&G Group has chosen Corpus Christi as the location of its new North American plant, creating hundreds of jobs for Texans and further strengthening our state economy, and wish them continued success at this new facility," Gov. Perry said. "This announcement is great news for South Texas and for the Lone Star State as we continue to attract companies from around the world to create jobs in Texas thanks to our low taxes, reasonable and predictable regulatory climate, fair legal system and skilled workforce."
AUSTIN – Today Gov. Perry received the support of the Texas Dental Association DENPAC for the general election this November.
“Gov. Perry has been a true advocate in ensuring the medical industry’s success in Texas,” said Warren Branch, chairman of the Texas Dental Association DENPAC. “He has tirelessly fought against frivolous lawsuits, allowing the medical community to provide quality health care for all Texans. This type of understanding and proven leadership is exactly what Texas needs to continue being a national economic leader. We are proud to support Gov. Perry because we believe in his leadership.”
Along with the practice of dentistry, DENPAC promotes and protects the dental health of the people of Texas. The Texas Dental Association advocates for the funding of charitable programs such as CHIP and MEDICAID and strives to keep these programs available to patients in need.
“It is an honor to receive the support of the professional men and women from the Texas Dental Association DENPAC,” said Gov. Perry. “The dental industry is a crucial part of Texans’ overall health, and I will continue to protect our quality of life. Working together, I know we can maintain Texas as a place where people can continue to have access to good quality dental care, an opportunity to find a job and raise a family for generations to come.”
The Texas Dental Association DENPAC joins the following organizations in their endorsement of Gov. Perry in the general election:
More than $8.4 Million raised since September 24; Reports more than $2 Million Cash On Hand
AUSTIN – The Texans for Rick Perry campaign today announced it has raised $36,709,924 this election cycle from 21,276 contributors, a significant increase in money raised and number of contributors from past elections. The campaign raised $8,404,584.75 between Sept. 24 and Oct. 23 this year, including $230,160 in online contributions. The campaign reports $2,032,231.54 cash on hand.
“Gov. Perry continues to draw generous and consistent support from Texans from across the state who believe in the values he has worked hard to instill throughout our state government, values based on less spending, lower taxes and reasonable regulations,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “Gov. Perry is proud to have broad support of his leadership and remains committed to efforts that will strengthen our economy, create jobs, improve education and secure our border.”
During this reporting period, approximately 1,400 more contributors have given to the campaign compared to the same periods in 2002 and 2006, when 1273 and 974 individuals contributed to the campaign, respectively. Compared to the reporting periods from Sept. 24 – Oct. 23 in 2002, 2006 and 2010, the campaign raised $3,395,127.83, $2,633,490.76, and $8,404,584.75, respectively.
Raising nearly $5 million more in this reporting period from past elections, Texans for Rick Perry has gained significant momentum in its fundraising efforts, signaling ongoing and growing support of Gov. Perry’s leadership from Texans across the state. In this reporting period, more than 96 percent of contributions are from Texas donors and 66 percent of contributions are less than $500.
Join over 100 groups in supporting Gov. Perry for re-election
HOUSTON – Today Gov. Rick Perry received the endorsement of former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush for the general election. They were joined by representatives from more than 100 organizations and hundreds of leaders who have endorsed Gov. Perry’s re-election, highlighting his diverse, statewide support, which represents millions of Texans.
“Gov. Perry’s leadership and proven track record is an essential component in keeping Texas a national leader in job creation,” said former President George H.W. Bush. “Texas has become a prime example of what happens when you mix fiscal responsibility, strong leadership and a vision of moving a state forward. It is an honor to endorse Gov. Rick Perry for the general election.”
George H.W. Bush was sworn in as president of the United States in January 1989 and served until January 1993. During his term in office, the Cold War ended; the threat of nuclear war was drastically reduced; the Soviet Union ceased to exist, replaced by a democratic Russia with the Baltic States becoming free; the Berlin Wall fell and Germany was reunified with Eastern Europe; and he put together an unprecedented international coalition to liberate Kuwait.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is a tireless advocate of volunteerism, helping countless charities and humanitarian causes. Today she and President Bush serve as Co-Chairs of C-Change, an organization that represents more than 150 individuals and groups that fight cancer. She also enjoys reading to children at schools and hospitals across the nation.
“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush,” said Gov. Perry. “His devotion and leadership, to our country, has brought forth inspiration to us all.”
Gov. Perry’s endorsements highlight the broad-based support he has from diverse groups and industries, ranging from agriculture, health care and retail sales, to construction, law enforcement and education.
In his remarks, Gov. Perry emphasized the creation of 850,000 Texas jobs in the last ten years and the recent drop in the unemployment rate in Texas; leaving the national rate nearly two points above ours. He also touted our state’s low taxes, predictable regulatory climate, fair legal system and education efforts as crucial elements that have helped make it a national leader in exports and Fortune 1000 companies.
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of the Texas Construction Association Political Action Committee (TCA PAC) for the general election.
“Gov. Perry’s fiscally conservative track record of supporting efforts to improve the business environment in Texas and create new jobs has helped our industry flourish,” said Steve Rians, Chairman of the Board of the Texas Construction Association. “We are proud to have the opportunity to endorse Gov. Perry in the general election.”
The Texas Construction Association was established in 1998 by Texas construction subcontractor and supplier organizations to promote the common interests of these organizations in Texas. TCA is comprised of 15 member associations. Through these associations and direct memberships, TCA has over 2,300 company members which collectively employ over 175,000 employees.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Texas Construction Association PAC,” said Gov. Perry. “The members of this association help build Texas schools, office buildings and factories, and I will continue to support their efforts so that our great state can continue to lead the nation.”
AUSTIN – Today Gov. Rick Perry received the endorsement of the Houston Police Retired Officers Association for the general election.
“Gov. Perry, both as a legislator and as governor, has consistently demonstrated his dedicated and loyal service to the citizens of Texas,” said Bill Elkin, executive director of the Houston Police Retired Officers Association. “He is specially recognized for his support for law enforcement and the peace officers who valiantly serve throughout all of Texas. With over 1,400 members, we proudly endorse Gov. Perry for re-election.”
The Houston Police Retired Officers Association (HPROA) was created by a group of retired officers, dedicated to improving pension and other benefits for retirees and surviving spouses. The HPROA is recognized by all elected officials, the general public, and members of the Law Enforcement Community as the representatives of all Houston Police Department retired officers.
“It is a real honor to receive the endorsement of the dedicated professionals of the Houston Police Retired Officers Association,” said Gov. Perry. “These brave men and women have given a life of service and sacrifice to families and communities across our state. They have protected our quality of life for years and I look forward to continue making sure that Texas remains the best state to find a job and raise a family.”
The Houston Police Retired Officers Association joins the following list of regional supporters: Harris County Deputies Organization, Houston Police Officers’ Union, Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 341, and the Houston Realty Business Coalition.