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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: 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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Gov. Perry To Secure Border Without Federal Money If Obama Won't Pay

07/24/14

Breitbart News

Ken Klukowski

Governor Rick Perry is asking President Barack Obama to foot the bill for Texas National Guard operations on the U.S.-Mexico border. But Perry will go it alone if Obama says no, funding the entire operation out of Texas coffers.

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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 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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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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Statement by Gov. Perry on February 2014 Texas Job Growth; Texas Unemployment Rate Remains 5.7%; National Unemployment Rate Sits at 6.7%

03/28/14

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding data from the Texas Workforce Commission showing Texas added 37,600 jobs in February 2014:

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