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Tort Reform Means More Doctors for Texans

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.

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Gov. Rick Perry: Washington doesn't understand biz competition


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

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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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Rick Perry's Iowa comeback?

08/12/14
The Hill
Cameron Joseph
Two Texas White House hopefuls wowed Iowa voters this past weekend, but Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and the state’s past two winners might have seen their star fade.

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Texas benefited when GOP did what it promised, Perry says

08/11/14
The Des Moines Register
Jennifer Jacobs
Rick Perry’s recipe for good government: tax cuts, predictable regulations, tort reform that keeps the trial lawyers in check, and better, more accountable public schools that contribute to a skilled workforce.

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Gov. Rick Perry Stumps for Iowans

08/11/14
CBS2
DES MOINES, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - With just three months to go until the November elections, candidates across Iowa are pulling out all the stops and that means brining in some heavy hitters to help with their campaigns.

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Perry focuses on November

08/11/14
Clinton Herald
Brenden West
GRAND MOUND — Signs within the Grand Mound barn read "Brian Schmidt — State Senate," not "Rick Perry for President — 2016."

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Rick Perry To Iowa Grassroots: 'Here Am I, Send Me!'

08/10/14
Breitbart
Charlie Spiering
AMES, IOWA - Dressed all in black, Governor Rick Perry took the podium at the Family Leadership Summit and quoted the book of Isaiah.

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Perry on May Jobs Numbers: “Texas Job Machine Firing On All Cylinders” Texas sees largest year-to-year job growth in nearly two decades

06/20/14
Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement today on the latest employment numbers released by the Texas Workforce Commission:

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ICYMI: Texas Tops Fortune 1000 List

06/03/14
AUSTIN – Texas is home to 103 Fortune 1000 companies – more than any other state – in addition to 52 Fortune 500 companies, according to Fortune Magazine’s 2014 rankings.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on New EPA Rules

06/02/14
“President Obama’s decision to impose drastic new restrictions on America’s energy industry is the most direct assault yet on the energy providers that employ thousands of Americans, and fuel both our homes and our nation’s economic growth. Americans have seen the disastrous results of federal mandates with Obamacare, and these rules will only further stifle our economy’s sluggish recovery and increase energy costs for American families. If President Obama is truly interested in an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy, he would do well to look to states like Texas that have seen tremendous success at diversifying energy sources while protecting the environment from harmful pollutants.”

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Statement by Gov. Perry on UT Regent Wallace Hall

05/21/14
“Wallace Hall should be commended for his persistence – in the face of overwhelming opposition from bureaucrats – in trying to ensure the institutions of higher education under his purview are operating effectively, efficiently and within the law.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Texas Economy Adding 64,100 Jobs in April 2014

05/16/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on the addition of 64,100 jobs to the Texas economy in April 2014. Over the year, Texas has added 348,000 jobs. For April 2014, the state’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.2 percent, the lowest rate since September 2008.

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