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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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Morning Plum: Rick Perry, the new face of the GOP opposition?

07/10/14
The Washington Post
Greg Sargent
As the political war over minors crossing the border continues to escalate, Texas Governor Rick Perry met with President Obama yesterday and demanded that he beef up border patrols and seek changes to federal law that would expedite the removal of arriving minors. For his part, Obama prodded Perry to rally Congressional Republicans to pass the $3.7 billion in funding to expedite removals and provide care the president has asked for.

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Gov. Perry: Once And For All, Secure The Border: Everything else is only treating a symptom of a much larger problem.

07/09/14
USA Today
Governor Rick Perry
President Obama's appropriations request only deals with one aspect of the current crisis on our southern border, while barely addressing its root cause: an unsecured border.

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Governor to Governor: Why Illinois Fails and Texas Thrives

07/09/14
Chicago Tribune
Rick Perry
Illinois and Texas each faced challenges in 2011. The national recession had damaged both states' economies and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending. What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences between blue states and red states.

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A Texas Guide to Economic Recovery: We Californians could learn how to grow from the Lone Star State

07/06/14
The Wall Street Journal
Bradley Allen
As a Californian, I am pained to say that three of the nation's five fastest-growing cities—and seven of the top 15—are in Texas, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Much of this growth is spurred by the state's booming energy industry. Innovations such as hydraulic fracturing, "fracking," and horizontal drilling are making the state's gas and oil fields more productive than ever, attracting newcomers with high-paying jobs.

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Rick Perry: Obama administration 'either are inept or don't care' about border crisis

07/06/14
Washington Examiner
Joseph Lawler
Texas Governor Rick Perry amplified his criticism of the Obama administration's handling of the ongoing immigration crisis in south Texas on Sunday morning, saying that administration officials "either are inept or don't care."

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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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ICYMI: Texas Ranked Top Exporting State for 12th Consecutive Year

02/06/14
AUSTIN – Texas has again been ranked the number one exporting state in the nation by the U.S. Census Bureau, making it the 12th consecutive year Texas has held this position. The state’s export revenues for 2013 amounted to nearly $279.7 billion, up 5.4 percent from the previous year and outpacing U.S. export growth.

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Gov. Perry Announces Two TEF Investments Creating 615 New Jobs in Austin

2/6/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced investments in Websense Inc. and Dropbox Inc. through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) that will create a total of 615 new jobs in Austin. Execution of the state's agreements with each company is contingent upon finalization of local incentive offers as required by program criteria.

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Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Declaring Liquefied Petroleum Gas Emergency

02/04/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today renewed the proclamation declaring a liquefied petroleum gas emergency, waiving certain state licensing and permitting regulations for out-of-state carriers and operators. This waiver applies only to liquefied petroleum gas trucks and operators meeting all certification, permitting and licensing requirements of the federal government and another state whose governor has declared or declares a liquefied petroleum gas emergency. This waiver will expedite the transportation of propane to communities impacted by severe winter weather in other states.

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