Petition: Secure the Border

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Governor Perry Speaks to the VFW National Convention

On Wednesday, August 20th, Governor Rick Perry addressed the 109th Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) National Convention where he honored incoming VFDW National Commander Glen Gardner of Round Rock and called on Texas lawmakers to provide in-state tuition to veterans.

“Educating more veterans is not only the right thing to do, it is a smart thing to do,” said Governor Perry. “Veterans have paid the greatest price our country could ask for in their sacrifice to preserve our freedom. They deserve nothing less than the best opportunities upon their return home.”

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New Texas alert program aims to find those who harm officers

August 19, 2008

Austin American Statesman

Tony Plohetski

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Monday announced the creation of a system that would broadcast descriptions of people suspected of injuring or killing law enforcement officers to the media and on electronic billboards across the state.

Called Blue Alert, the system also would provide information such as the make, model and color of vehicles that suspects were driving and any other details that might help officers find and arrest them.

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Gov. Perry Launches Program to Speed Apprehension of Criminals Who Harm Law Enforcement Officers

August 18th, 2008

Governor Rick Perry today launched the Blue Alert network, pursuant to Executive Order RP 68. The program will enable rapid, statewide distribution of information related to offenders who flee after killing or seriously injuring federal, state or local law enforcement officers in the line of duty.

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Texas Is Fed Up With Corn Ethanol

August 12, 2008

By Governor Rick Perry

At what price will corn be so expensive that the federal government will decide that it is time to stop driving up the price of food?

Three years ago, Congress imposed a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) mandate that has forced the gasoline industry to mix massive amounts of corn-based ethanol into the nation's fuel supply. In 2007, Congress nearly
doubled that mandate to require nine billion gallons of ethanol be blended into gas in 2008 and even more in 2009.

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Governor Perry Attends Border Governor's Conference

Gov. Rick Perry attended the Border Governors Conference this week in California, where he addressed issues like border security, economic development, and agriculture with governors from Arizona, New Mexico, and California, as well as governors from the Mexican states of Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Sonora, and Tamualipas.

The goal of the Border Governors Conference is to improve security and economic prosperity in the states along the world's busiest international border, representing 90 million inhabitants.

See more photos from the conference.

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