Join Governor Perry to discuss important issues related to the state budget at these upcoming events:
Wednesday, May 9th
12:00 pm – Cedar Park
Gov. Perry joined by State Rep. and Senate Candidate Charles Schwertner and State Representative Candidate Tony Dale
1101 Arrow Point Drive, Bldg 501
Cedar Park, TX 78613
This week I announced my Texas Budget Compact, which I believe is critical to keeping our state budget balanced, keeping government growth and spending in check and keeping Texas jobs and economy growing.
The Texas Budget Compact includes truth-in-budgeting reforms to end payment deferrals and other budgetary shell games, a stricter spending cap and a renewed commitment to fund the priorities of our state without raising your taxes. To learn more about the Texas Budget Compact, please click here http://www.rickperry.org/texas-budget-compact/learn-more
ROUND ROCK — Gov. Rick Perry came out swinging Monday in his first speech since dropping out of the presidential race, attacking President Barack Obama for “misguided socialist policies” and vowing to remain in the public fray.
Gov. Rick Perry was joined by EA Games President Frank Gibeau and EA Sports COO Daryl Holt to announce that EA is expanding its Austin operations and creating 150 full-time jobs and 150 contract positions. The governor credited Texas' sound economic principles for helping grow the video game industry in the state.
"On behalf of the State of Texas, I'd like to congratulate EA on expanding its presence in Austin, and welcome the quality jobs that will be created here as a result," Gov. Perry said. "Much like the video gaming industry, our state is built on the foundation of competition; thanks to our low taxes, reasonable and predictable regulatory climate, fair legal system and skilled workforce, we continue to attract companies from around the nation."
As governors of states whose residents, like all Americans, are desperate for the restoration of fiscal responsibility in Washington, we are proud to have signed the “Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge” amid the debate over once again raising the federal debt ceiling.
We oppose an increase in the federal debt limit unless three common-sense conditions are met: substantial cuts in spending; enforceable spending caps to put the country on a path to a balanced budget; and congressional passage of a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That amendment should include a requirement for a congressional supermajority to approve any raises in taxes.
At heart, the pledge represents the reality that yet another temporary fix to our nation’s budgetary woes is no fix at all. The time has come for all of us to begin holding the federal government to the same common-sense standards in place in most states, including South Carolina and Texas.
Gov. Rick Perry today announced that M&G Group, an international PET resin manufacturer, has chosen to locate its third North American plant in Corpus Christi. This expansion is expected to create at least 250 direct jobs at the facility, and generate hundreds of millions of dollars in capital investment.
"I'm pleased M&G Group has chosen Corpus Christi as the location of its new North American plant, creating hundreds of jobs for Texans and further strengthening our state economy, and wish them continued success at this new facility," Gov. Perry said. "This announcement is great news for South Texas and for the Lone Star State as we continue to attract companies from around the world to create jobs in Texas thanks to our low taxes, reasonable and predictable regulatory climate, fair legal system and skilled workforce."
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of the Texas Construction Association Political Action Committee (TCA PAC) for the general election.
“Gov. Perry’s fiscally conservative track record of supporting efforts to improve the business environment in Texas and create new jobs has helped our industry flourish,” said Steve Rians, Chairman of the Board of the Texas Construction Association. “We are proud to have the opportunity to endorse Gov. Perry in the general election.”
The Texas Construction Association was established in 1998 by Texas construction subcontractor and supplier organizations to promote the common interests of these organizations in Texas. TCA is comprised of 15 member associations. Through these associations and direct memberships, TCA has over 2,300 company members which collectively employ over 175,000 employees.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of the Texas Construction Association PAC,” said Gov. Perry. “The members of this association help build Texas schools, office buildings and factories, and I will continue to support their efforts so that our great state can continue to lead the nation.”
AUSTIN – Today Gov. Rick Perry received the endorsement of the Houston Police Retired Officers Association for the general election.
“Gov. Perry, both as a legislator and as governor, has consistently demonstrated his dedicated and loyal service to the citizens of Texas,” said Bill Elkin, executive director of the Houston Police Retired Officers Association. “He is specially recognized for his support for law enforcement and the peace officers who valiantly serve throughout all of Texas. With over 1,400 members, we proudly endorse Gov. Perry for re-election.”
The Houston Police Retired Officers Association (HPROA) was created by a group of retired officers, dedicated to improving pension and other benefits for retirees and surviving spouses. The HPROA is recognized by all elected officials, the general public, and members of the Law Enforcement Community as the representatives of all Houston Police Department retired officers.
“It is a real honor to receive the endorsement of the dedicated professionals of the Houston Police Retired Officers Association,” said Gov. Perry. “These brave men and women have given a life of service and sacrifice to families and communities across our state. They have protected our quality of life for years and I look forward to continue making sure that Texas remains the best state to find a job and raise a family.”
The Houston Police Retired Officers Association joins the following list of regional supporters: Harris County Deputies Organization, Houston Police Officers’ Union, Houston Professional Fire Fighters Association Local 341, and the Houston Realty Business Coalition.
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today received the endorsement of the Texas Restaurant Association Political Action Committee (TRA PAC) for re-election in 2010.
“The Texas Restaurant Association Political Action Committee is proud to support Gov. Perry in his re-election bid,” said John Gessner, chair of the TRA PAC. “The governor has worked tirelessly to uphold the policies that create the type of business environment that allows job creation and economic strength. Texas continues to lead the nation in job creation, thanks to Gov. Perry’s efforts. As the largest private sector employer in the state with $35 billion in sales, the restaurant industry is a big part of the Texas economy and we have benefitted from Gov. Perry’s work.”
The Texas Restaurant Association was formed in 1937 to serve as an advocate and indispensable resource for the foodservice industry in Texas. Today, as a leading business association, TRA represents the state’s $35 billion restaurant industry, which is comprised of 50,000-plus locations and a workforce of more than one million employees. Along with the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the association represents, educates and promotes the growing industry.
“It is a great honor to receive the support of the Texas Restaurant Association PAC,” said Gov. Perry. “The restaurant industry plays an essential role in keeping our economy strong and is crucial to the success of our state’s thriving tourism industry. I will continue working to ensure the business climate in Texas remains friendly so that all businesses can grow and create jobs.”
AUSTIN – Today Gov. Perry received the endorsement of the Southwest Tow Operators Association for the general election in November.
“I am happy to announce our endorsement of Gov. Perry for re-election,” said Dan Messina, president of the Southwest Tow Operators Association. “Gov. Perry has proven his commitment to protect and preserve the rights of small businesses across the state of Texas. His proven leadership and conservative values have helped maintain a good environment for small businesses statewide.”
The Southwest Tow Operators Association was formed in 2006 to unite towers in Texas and the southwest. They are the largest towing association in Texas and the nation, representing over 7,500 professional tow operators. They provide certification, training and education and professional knowledge or key components of the association. In Texas they are split up in seven different regions, each consisting of regional boards.
“It is an honor to receive the endorsement of the Southwest Tow Operators Association,” said Gov. Perry. “The men and women in the towing industry are an integral part of our state’s vitality and our drivers’ safety. Texans rely on the towing industry to keep our roads safe and our state moving in the right direction.”