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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
“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.
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.