Governor Rick Perry: Texas Values. Proven Leadership.
Under the leadership of Governor Perry, Texas has positioned itself as the nation's example for economic development and securing the border. It's no wonder Governor Perry has earned the trust-- and the endorsements-- of so many individuals and organizations representing a so many thousands of Texans.
As Texas leads the nation out of this undeniably tough time, it is important to keep the positive momentum going in our state, which is why Governor Perry on Tuesday offered several new proposals to maintain Texas' status as the greatest state in the country, including:
• A constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature to increase state taxes;
• Making permanent the recent tax cut extended to 40,000 small businesses in the last legislative session (under current law, the $1 million business margins tax exemption will expire in 2011);
• Imposing criminal penalties on employers who knowingly violate employment laws by hiring workers who are in Texas illegally; and
•Paving the way for ongoing job growth by purging unnecessary laws and regulations that stifle Texas entrepreneurs.
Under Governor Perry, Texas is succeeding: