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Send a Message to President Obama

President Obama is coming Texas to talk about jobs and the economy. Sign this welcome letter and send the president a handy checklist to take back to Washington.

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Governor Perry's Speech to the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings in Houston

Governor Rick Perry addresses the crowd at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum, an event of the 2013 NRA Annual Meetings in Houston, Texas. Perry argues that gun control sells the false premise that it is solving a problem, when all it does is make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to defend themselves.

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Gov. Perry Honors Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and Wife Cynthia McLelland at Public Memorial Service

SUNNYVALE – Gov. Rick Perry today gave remarks at the public memorial service for Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland and his wife Cynthia McLelland.

Note: Gov. Perry frequently deviates from prepared text.

The book of Romans tells us:

“Our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us, for the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.”
By any measure we’re capable of understanding we shouldn’t be here today.

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Gov. Rick Perry talks Obamacare in Texas

On radio this morning, Joe Pags spoke with Texas Governor Rick Perry.

How To Win, Texas Style

March 2013

Mark Arend

Not so fast, Buckeyes. Texas is back in a big way with a commanding first-place finish in the 2012 facilities race to claim the Governor’s Cup after a 34-project loss to Ohio last year. Not only did Texas reclaim the coveted trophy, but it did so with a whopping 761 projects, 270 more than first runner-up Ohio, which held its own relative to last year’s tally with just seven fewer projects (491). Pennsylvania keeps its third-place finish (430), and Michigan (337) and Illinois (322) round out the top five.

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The Reverse-Joads of California

March 3, 2013

The Wall Street Journal

Allysia Finley

During the Great Depression, some 1.3 million Americans—epitomized by the Joad family in John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath"—flocked to California from the heartland. To keep out the so-called Okies, the state enacted a law barring indigent migrants (the law was later declared unconstitutional). Los Angeles even set up a border patrol on the city limits. Soon the state may need to build a fence to keep latter-day Joads from leaving.

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Left's Howls Against Rick Perry's Texas Prove Its Low-Tax Model Is A Success

February 19, 2013

IBD Editorial

Taxation: Governor Rick Perry took a lot of ridicule for his efforts to lure California's tax-strangled businesses to his home state of Texas. If that's so ridiculous, how come it's his leftist critics showing all the hysteria?

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Perry: Ad was to highlight Texas Way, not to tarnish Golden State

February 17, 2013

Austin American-Statesman

Rick Perry

Contrary to what you might’ve heard, I have nothing against California. In fact, I think it’s a beautiful state filled with creative people and a vibrant culture.

The problem for California, however, is that many of their business leaders do have something against the state — specifically its increasingly hostile business climate.

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Austin seeing interest from California companies 'double or triple,' chamber says.

February 13, 2013

Austin American-Statesman

Laylan Copelin, Kirk Ladendorf

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Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment in Chevron Creating More Than 1,700 Jobs in Houston

July 3, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry today announced Chevron will expand its Houston facilities, creating 1,752 jobs and a multi-million dollar capital investment. The state is providing $12 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund to close the deal on this expansion and job creation. Execution of the state's agreement is contingent upon finalization of a local incentive offer as required by program criteria.

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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Start of Second Special Session

July 1, 2013

"The Texas Legislature is poised to finish its history-making work this year by passing legislation to protect the unborn and women's health, invest in our transportation infrastructure and ensure our justice system is fair but firm. This work will build on the historic steps we took during the 83rd Legislative session, addressing our needs for water, cutting the tax burden on Texans and establishing a new university in South Texas. As we open the second special session, we must remember the people of Texas hired us to do our job, and that's what we must do."

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Gov. Perry: Texas Will Continue to Build on Our Legacy of Life

June 27, 2013

With us today are several of our Texas heroes in this fight, Elizabeth Graham, Kyleen Wright, and Carol Everett.

I'm particularly glad to have you all here this week, of all weeks, as we witnessed the extremes the pro-abortion forces will resort to in order to further their cause. They demonstrated that, even if they lose at the ballot box, even if they come up short in attempts to stall on the Senate floor, they will resort to mob tactics to force their minority agenda on the people of Texas.

I'm all about honest, open debate, and parliamentary tactics are certainly nothing new, but what we witnessed Tuesday was nothing more than the hijacking of the democratic process.

This is simply too important a cause to allow the unruly actions of a few to stand in its way.

I have announced that I am bringing lawmakers back to Austin to finish the work and the will of the people of the state of Texas, and I've put pro-life measures at the top of the call list.

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Gov. Perry Calls Special Session to Begin July 1

June 26, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry today announced a Special Session of the Texas Legislature will begin at 2 p.m. Monday, July 1.

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Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Shelby Co. v. Holder

June 25, 2013

"Today's ruling by the United States Supreme Court is a clear victory for federalism and the states. Texas may now implement the will of the people without being subject to outdated and unnecessary oversight and the overreach of federal power."

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