It is great to be with the delegates of the Republican State Convention, the men and women who have turned Texas red.
Since 1998, every Republican candidate for statewide office has won election, a record no other state can equal. Your sweat and toil, your idealism and activism, have built the most enduring Republican majority in the nation.
Texas faced a major turning point in 2003, one that could have seriously jeopardized the economic successes our state has enjoyed over the past decade.
The skyrocketing cost of malpractice insurance - driven ever higher by the mounting costs of litigation and staggering awards in non-economic damages sought by unscrupulous lawyers - was driving many doctors out of business, or causing them to flee to less litigious places.
As I noted below, Jim Ho and Prerak Shah (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher) and I have filed an amicus brief on behalf of 14 scholars, former judges, and former prosecutors (liberal, conservative, and moderate) arguing that the indictment of Gov. Rick Perry should be dismissed.
Only six days after the Nov. 4 midterm elections, Texas governor and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was back in the Granite State, passing through Keene State College Monday for an event sponsored by the Keene State College Student Republicans and the American Democracy Project.
AYNOR — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday he’ll make a decision whether to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination early next summer, but many of those who saw him in Horry County thought he already has.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn’t make a formal announcement of his candidacy for the Republican nomination for president in 2016 during a speech at a lunch sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.
"House Bill 2 is the product of a deliberative legislative process and represents the will of Texans. Today's decision exposes Texas women
who choose to pursue an abortion to potentially unsafe conditions, especially if an emergency occurs. I'm confident the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals will act to affirm Texas' right to determine what is in the best interest of Texans."
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today made the following statement regarding the decision by the Travis County Grand Jury:
“As governor, I took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of Texas, a pledge that I have kept every day as I've worked on behalf of Texans for the last 14 years. This same constitution clearly outlines the authority of any governor to veto items at his or her discretion. Just as I have following every legislative session during my service as governor, I exercised this authority to veto funding for an office whose leadership had lost the public's confidence by acting inappropriately and unethically.
“I wholeheartedly and unequivocally stand behind my veto, and will continue to defend this lawful action of my executive authority as governor. We don't settle political differences with indictments in this country. It is outrageous that some would use partisan political theatrics to rip away at the very fabric of our state's constitution.
“This indictment amounts to nothing more than an abuse of power and I cannot, and will not, allow that to happen. I intend to fight against those who would erode our state's constitution and laws purely for political purposes, and I intend to win. I will explore every legal avenue to expedite this matter and bring it to a swift conclusion. I am confident we will ultimately prevail, that this farce of a prosecution will be revealed for what it is, and that those responsible will be held to account.”
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility for a status report on the Texas National Guard’s (TXNG) training and deployment in support of Operation Strong Safety to combat crime and drug cartel activity in the border region. The governor, joined by Texas Adjutant General John Nichols and Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw, thanked the soldiers and airmen for their commitment and dedication to protecting our state and our nation.