Governor Perry delivered his State of the State address this week, proposing to consolidate or suspend non-critical state agencies in order to make state government more streamlined and efficient. The governor also outlined his priorities for the 82nd Legislative Session, including balancing the budget without raising taxes, preserving essential services, and strengthening Texas' position as a national economic leader through sound policies. Check out the Governor's entire State of the State address below.
Last week Governor Perry spoke at the 2011 Texas Rally for Life, where he declared legislation to require a sonogram before a woman elects to have an abortion as an emergency item for the 2011 legislative session.
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Governor Perry took the oath of office for his third full term as Texas' 47th governor yesterday. In his inaugural address, the governor celebrated the priorities that have helped make Texas the best state to live, work and raise a family, and committed to strengthening those principles to ensure the Lone Star State's future remains prosperous.
This video takes us back in history when a rancher from Haskell County came to Austin and changed Texas. Thank you for all of your support for the Governor, his family and Texas throughout the years.
On January 18, 2011 at 11 a.m., Governor Rick Perry & Lt. Governor David Dewhurst will be sworn in on the South Steps of the State Capitol. While the swearing-in ceremony is free to the public, a ticketed BBQ Lunch will follow the official ceremony. There will be live music, entertainment and a plate of world-class Texas BBQ.
“Whether you’ve lived in Texas your whole life, just moved here or plan to move here, we invite you to join us for the ceremony and a huge BBQ afterward,” said Weisie Steen, chair of the 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee. “This is a historic time for our great state, so plan on attending – and bring the whole family!”
A limited number of tickets are available through www.2011texasinaugural.com for a one-cent processing fee or request forms can be faxed in for free.
On Twitter? Follow @2011txinaugural for updates about the BBQ & evening celebration!
For additional information about Fed Up! book tour stops around Texas and more, visit http://www.FedUpTheBook.com. Check back, and after you've read the book, join the conversation on how we get our country back on track!
If you didn't catch Governor Perry on The Daily Show Monday night, you can watch all three parts right here.
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For additional information about Fed Up! media appearances, book tour stops around Texas, and more, visit http://www.FedUpTheBook.com. Check back, and after you've read the book, join the conversation on how we get our country back on track!
Texans for Rick Perry today launched a new 30 second TV ad called “Clear Choice.”
“Campaigns are about choices, and Texas voters have a clear choice in this election,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “Gov. Rick Perry’s proven leadership and Texas values have made Texas a model for the rest of the nation, and Gov. Perry will continue to travel the state during these final days speaking directly to voters and promoting positive conservative principles of low taxes, limited government and personal liberty.”
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HOUSTON – Today Gov. Rick Perry received the endorsement of former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush for the general election. They were joined by representatives from more than 100 organizations and hundreds of leaders who have endorsed Gov. Perry’s re-election, highlighting his diverse, statewide support, which represents millions of Texans.
“Gov. Perry’s leadership and proven track record is an essential component in keeping Texas a national leader in job creation,” said former President George H.W. Bush. “Texas has become a prime example of what happens when you mix fiscal responsibility, strong leadership and a vision of moving a state forward. It is an honor to endorse Gov. Rick Perry for the general election.”
George H.W. Bush was sworn in as president of the United States in January 1989 and served until January 1993. During his term in office, the Cold War ended; the threat of nuclear war was drastically reduced; the Soviet Union ceased to exist, replaced by a democratic Russia with the Baltic States becoming free; the Berlin Wall fell and Germany was reunified with Eastern Europe; and he put together an unprecedented international coalition to liberate Kuwait.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is a tireless advocate of volunteerism, helping countless charities and humanitarian causes. Today she and President Bush serve as Co-Chairs of C-Change, an organization that represents more than 150 individuals and groups that fight cancer. She also enjoys reading to children at schools and hospitals across the nation.
“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush,” said Gov. Perry. “His devotion and leadership, to our country, has brought forth inspiration to us all.”
Gov. Perry’s endorsements highlight the broad-based support he has from diverse groups and industries, ranging from agriculture, health care and retail sales, to construction, law enforcement and education.
In his remarks, Gov. Perry emphasized the creation of 850,000 Texas jobs in the last ten years and the recent drop in the unemployment rate in Texas; leaving the national rate nearly two points above ours. He also touted our state’s low taxes, predictable regulatory climate, fair legal system and education efforts as crucial elements that have helped make it a national leader in exports and Fortune 1000 companies.