Gov. Rick Perry issued the following statement on the passing of Andrew Breitbart:
"Andrew Breitbart was an outspoken pioneer for conservative media who fought for what he believed in, exposing government corruption and media bias. His spirited voice will be missed, but not forgotten. Anita and I extend our sincere condolences and prayers to his family, friends and colleagues across the country."
The Texas jobs engine continues to fire on all cylinders, capitalizing on the pro-growth environment fostered under Gov. Perry's leadership.
In June, 32,000 net new jobs were created in Texas according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics--more than any other state. Confirming the fact that this isn't a one-month anomaly, the Bureau also notes that from June 2010 to June 2011, Texas led all other states by leaps and bounds, adding 220,000 net new jobs.
The Texas success story is undeniable. The constant drumbeat of praise for Texas' job-creation climate under Gov. Perry consistently affirms the need for low taxes, controlled spending, predictable regulations, and a fair legal climate. Read more of the recent accolades for the Texas economy:
The critics insisted that it could not be done. But Texas again balanced its budget this legislative session under Gov. Perry's leadership without raising taxes. With a responsible budget and $6 billion left in the state's Rainy Day Fund, Texas can continue to thrive as the economic powerhouse leading the nation to recovery.
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Congratulations to Michael in Minnesota for receiving the most votes in Governor Perry’s RedState Gathering Video Contest!
Thanks to your help, Michael will attend the RedState Gathering at no charge, and his video will be presented to the audience at the event.
Michael’s video embodies the continuously profound ideas of limited government and personal liberty that allow Americans to prosper through hard work and provide for their families. And although these ideas that our nation was built on are under attack from overreaching government, Americans like Michael remind us what we must work hard to preserve.
Vote for the best video supporter-submitted video for the RedState Gathering Video Contest! The winner will attend the gathering free of charge and have their video shown before the RedState audience.
On August 13th, Governor Perry will address the annual RedState Gathering. RedState is an online collaboration of grassroots conservatives using new media to spread the message of limited government and personal freedom.
Today Governor Perry signed the Cut, Cap, Balance Pledge, promoting the sound fiscal policies that have Texas leading the nation.
The pledge includes:
"...Cut — Substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit next year and thereafter.
Cap — Enforceable spending caps that will put federal spending on a path to a balanced budget.
Balance — Congressional passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, but only if it includes both a spending limitation and a super-majority for raising taxes, in addition to balancing revenues and expenses."
Gov. Perry is currently one of only four governors to sign the pledge. Read more about the pledge at CutCapBalancePledge.com