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Gov. Rick Perry: Steel hammer of EPA killing jobs

Gov. Perry on Squawk On The Street, May 20, 2014

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Gov. Perry's solution for companies squeezed by other states

May 19, 2014- Texas governor on 'Fox & Friends'

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Gov. Perry Letter to UT Regents Regarding Tuition Increases

This morning Gov. Perry continued his efforts to make college tuition as affordable as possible. Today Gov. Perry sent the following letter to the University of Texas Board of Regents urging them to consider cost-saving measures before imposing tuition increases on students at UT System institutions.

Dear Chairman Foster:

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Challenge declined: Cuomo won't debate Perry

Reaction from the Texas governor

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Rick Perry on ISIS: We Are Right to Eliminate Them

08/08/14
RedState
Brad Jackson
The day after President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. military would begin targeted air-strikes against ISIS terrorist groups in Iraq, Texas Governor Rick Perry said we are, “right to eliminate them” and protect Kurdistan.

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The Fastest-Growing States For Tech Jobs

08/07/14
Forbes
Susan Adams
What state is adding technology jobs at the greatest rate? My guess would have been Washington, where Seattle has become a center for cloud computing. Giant enterprise software maker Oracle announced last week that it would base its new cloud technology center there. Mammoth online retailer Amazon, of course, has its headquarters in Seattle, and its web services are based there. Azure, Microsoft’s cloud business, is in the area, as is Google’s, and data services provider Century Link has cloud operations in the city after buying information security software outfit Tier 3 in 2013.

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Rick Perry Bolsters Border Patrol With His Own

08/07/14
NewsMax
Elliot Jager
Texas has spent $500 million in state money since 2005 on border security and hired a retired Army general to map out strategy, The New York Times reported.

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Rick Perry: Stand With Israel

Aug. 1, 2014
Politico
Governor Rick Perry
The United States must take the lead in bringing the international community together to demand the total removal of every missile in Gaza, as well as the complete destruction of the tunnel network being used by Hamas terrorists. To facilitate this, the United States must use the tools available to us diplomatically and continue to support the actions of the Israel Defense Forces. Should the international community fail to join us in sufficient numbers, the United States should block actions in the United Nations aimed at preventing Israel from defending itself.

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Perry Right In Warning Of Border-Surge Crime

07/25/14
Investors.com
Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry correctly warns that illegal immigrants are responsible for 3,000 murders and 8,000 sexual assaults in the past five years. And with the new border surge, there's more trouble on the way.

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Governor’s Office Accepting Nominations for Star of Texas Awards

04/16/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry’s office is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Star of Texas Awards, which honor peace officers, firefighters and emergency medical first responders who were seriously injured or killed in the line of duty. Nominations for this year's awards must be submitted to the Governor's Office by June 15, 2014, with the awards ceremony taking place in September.

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ICYMI: Governors Perry, Scott and Jindal Urge President Obama to Strengthen Medicare Advantage

04/15/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry, Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal today sent a letter urging President Barack Obama to take meaningful steps to strengthen and improve the Medicare Advantage program. The program, which offers an alternative health insurance plan provided by a private company to Medicare recipients, has proven as effective as traditional Medicare in reducing hospital readmissions, improving care coordination and overall health outcomes. Hundreds of thousands of Texans rely on the program for care. Click here to view the letter: http://bit.ly/1imHLOW

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Ft. Hood Shooting

04/02/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the shooting at Fort Hood:

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ICYMI: Dallas Fed Report Finds Texas Leads in Job Creation at All Pay Levels

04/01/14
AUSTIN – A recent report from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas noted that Texas experienced more job growth at all pay levels than any other state in the nation from 2000 to 2013. The highest rate of job growth in Texas occurred in the upper half of the pay scale.

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Gov. Perry Statement on the Passing of Ray Hutchison

03/31/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on the passing of Ray Hutchison:

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