Statement by Gov. Rick Perry regarding Col. Thomas A. Davis Jr.'s retirement from the Department of Public Safety

July 11, 2008

"Col. Davis has been a public servant of longstanding and I am grateful for his distinguished service to the people of the State of Texas. I wish him well in his retirement."

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Gov. Perry Receives “Pathfinder” Award from San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

July 10, 2008

Says San Antonio will continue to be a beacon of growth and prosperity

SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Rick Perry today received the inaugural "Pathfinder" award from the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce for his ongoing efforts to grow the Texas economy and create jobs.

"There is simply no better place to live, work, grow a business and raise a family than the great State of Texas," said Gov. Perry. "We have the best business climate in the country and remain globally competitive thanks to our reasonable regulations, low taxes, fair legal environment, educated workforce and an unparalleled quality of life."

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Texas Declared America’s Top State For Business

July 9, 2008

CNBC Study Ranks Texas Business Climate No. 1 in the Nation

Washington, D.C. – Texas is America’s Top State for Business according to the results of a CNBC study that scored each state on 40 different measures of competitiveness. Gov. Perry joined CNBC’s "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo" in Washington, D.C. this afternoon for the announcement.

"We live in a world that moves faster than at any time in history," Gov. Perry said. "Knowledge and capital are rapidly being deployed to parts of the world where the right combination of talent, technology, business climate, infrastructure and markets converge. I believe Texas is that place, now more than ever."

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Gov. Perry Sets Special Election Date for House District 81

July 3, 2008

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today set Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008 as the special election date to fill the House District 81 seat vacated by the death of Rep. George E. “Buddy” West.

Candidates for this special election must file applications with the Secretary of State no later than 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 29, 2008. The early voting period for this special election runs from Monday, Oct. 20, 2008 to Friday, Oct. 31, 2008.

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Gov. Perry LIVE on FOX News

Gov. Rick Perry was interviewed live on FOX after he delivered the keynote address at the E3 Media and Business Summit in Los Angeles. Sponsored by the Entertainment Software Association, E3 is a worldwide conference and exposition for the entertainment software industry.

Watch the video of the interview here, where Governor Perry makes the case for entertainment software companies to move to Texas. Governor Perry also explains what makes Houston better than New York!

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