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Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenges Cuomo to biz-climate debate

04/22/14

Times Union

Casey Seiler

Appearing Tuesday morning on Fred Dicker’s radio program, Texas Gov. Rick Perry said he’d be up for a debate with Gov. Andrew Cuomo on the best way to foster a state business climate. In keeping with Lone Star pathology, Perry believes the climate in Texas is bigger — or at least more nurturing.

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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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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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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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Gov. Perry Statement on the Passing of Ray Hutchison

03/31/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on the passing of Ray Hutchison:

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Federal Court Ruling to Uphold Texas Law Protecting Life and Women’s Health

03/27/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold a law protecting life and women’s health passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013:

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Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama Extending Obamacare Enrollment Deadline

03/26/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration extension of the deadline for certain individuals to enroll in Obamacare:

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Texas Wins Site Selection Magazine's 2013 Governor's Cup

03/03/14

AUSTIN – Texas has won Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup for 2013, the fifth time the Lone Star State has received the award under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership. The award is given annually to the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year. Texas has previously won the Governor’s Cup in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2012.

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Gov. Perry Statement on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

02/26/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding a federal judge ruling Texas’ same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional:

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Gov. Perry Statement on Chancellor Cigarroa Stepping Down from UT System

02/10/14

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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