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ICYMI: Governor Perry on CNBC this morning talking about Obamacare, energy and creating jobs

Discussing health-care reform, innovation and America's energy future from Davos, Switzerland, with Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas. For the world to continue to grow, Saudi Arabia needs to be a major player, Perry says.

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Bring Sean Hannity to Texas

As you may know, Sean Hannity, the host of The Sean Hannity Show on Fox News, says he wants to leave his native New York because of high income taxes and the state becoming intolerant to conservatives. So, we're mounting a Twitter campaign to get Hannity to move to Texas. Use the Tweet below as a starting point to tell Hannity why he should move to Texas!

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Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment in athenahealth Creating More Than 600 Jobs in Austin

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced athenahealth Inc. is expanding its Austin operations, creating 607 jobs and a projected capital investment of more than $13 million. The state is providing $5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) 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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Graphic: Best And Worst Cities For Jobs 2014

07/23/14
Forbes
Kurt Badenhausen
The Florida economy was hammered during the financial crisis as tourism slowed, real estate prices plummeted and jobs disappeared, but the state has crawled back and continues to see heavy net migration into nearly every Sunshine State metro. People are chasing jobs with three Florida metros ranked among the 10 places expected to have the fastest job growth over the next three years and seven among the top 25. Naples leads the way with a projected average annual rate of 4.1%. Unemployment peaked in Naples in January 2010 at 12.2%, but was just 5.4% last month and is expected to stay low. Joining Naples among the top spots for job growth are fellow southern Florida locales Cape Coral and Port St. Lucie.

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Perry seeks second chance in wide-open 2016 Republican primary

07/21/14
Chicago Tribune
John McCormick
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa — Texas Gov. Rick Perry, seeking political redemption in Iowa, spent his weekend waiting almost two hours in a school cafeteria to speak to Republican activists, attending local church services and eating barbecue with fellow veterans.

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Perry Will Activate Up To 1,000 Guard Troops

07/21/14
The Texas Tribune
Jay Root
Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help beef up security along the Texas-Mexico border, two people with knowledge of the decision have confirmed.

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Gov. Rick Perry Says Texas May Soon Take Steps to Secure the Border — With or Without the Federal Government’s Help

07/17/14
The Blaze
Erica Ritz
Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has been begging the federal government for years to secure America’s southern border. Now, as America faces what some are calling an “invasion” of illegal aliens, Perry said the time may come that Texas is forced to secure its roughly 1,200 mile border with Mexico with or without the federal government’s help.

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What Obama Missed on the Border: If the president came to see the disastrous effects of Washington's policy in person, he might want to act.

07/15/14
The Wall Street Journal
Rick Perry
In 2012, I alerted the federal government to the growing problem of unaccompanied minors making the treacherous journey across Mexico to reach the United States. At that point the minors could annually be numbered in the hundreds or thousands.

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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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Statement by Gov. Perry Regarding President Obama’s Comments about Obamacare and Texas

02/14/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding President Obama’s comments in an interview with Univision Radio on Thursday about Obamacare and Texas:

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Occidental Petroleum Relocating Headquarters to Texas

02/14/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on Occidental Petroleum Corporation moving its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles, California to Houston, Texas:

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ICYMI: TTARA Study Finds Texas Economy Well Positioned for the Future

02/12/14
AUSTIN – The Texas Taxpayers and Research Association (TTARA) today released an analysis of Texas’ 2014-15 budget, finding that it is one of the leanest in the nation and the state’s fiscal outlook is strong.

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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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