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Gov. Perry: Government shouldn't set minimum wage; it's up to businesses

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he doesn't believe the federal government should set a minimum wage. He says it should be up to small businesses to decide what they want to pay. He contends setting a higher minimum wage could results in job losses, and he vows to not support anything that is a job killer.

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Gov. Perry: The people of each state should decide same-sex marriage issue

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says states should be allowed to decide whether or not to allow same-sex marriage. A federal judge recently struck down a ban on same-sex marriage in Texas. Perry says Texas citizens voted to ban same-sex marriage, and that is an issue that should be left up to the people.

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Rick Perry: Not The Government's Business To Set Minimum Wage

CNN: Texas governor Rick Perry spars with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn on raising the minimum wage.

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Perry: Unions look to job creators like me

Texas Gov. Rick Perry joins Morning Joe to discuss all things economic: from job creation in his state and his relationship with unions to fuel policies.

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What Obama Missed on the Border: If the president came to see the disastrous effects of Washington's policy in person, he might want to act.

07/15/14
The Wall Street Journal
Rick Perry
In 2012, I alerted the federal government to the growing problem of unaccompanied minors making the treacherous journey across Mexico to reach the United States. At that point the minors could annually be numbered in the hundreds or thousands.

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Obama 'Not Interested' In Dealing With Border Crisis, Texas Gov. Rick Perry Says

07/14/14
Fox News
Texas Gov. Rick Perry lashed out at President Barack Obama on Sunday, saying the president could have prevented the border crisis years ago but was “not interested” in doing so.

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Rick Perry’s Trojan Horse

07/10/14
The Blaze
Salvator La Mastra
Texas Gov. Rick Perry has recently become the most proactive governor in American history to actively seek out and convince businesses to relocate to his state. He has focused on luring businesses from some of the most liberal states in the union – California, Washington, Colorado, New York, Missouri, and Illinois – to Texas.

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Perry's moment?

07/10/14
The Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
Until the current border crisis, talk about Gov. Rick Perry as a serious 2016 presidential contender has generally been met with a lot of eye-rolling. Now, however, the media and voters are seeing a Rick Perry largely absent in the 2012 race — shrewd, self-possessed, competent and calm. A number of circumstances work to his benefit in this situation, providing him with his first real opportunity to re-introduce himself to non-Texas voters:

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Morning Plum: Rick Perry, the new face of the GOP opposition?

07/10/14
The Washington Post
Greg Sargent
As the political war over minors crossing the border continues to escalate, Texas Governor Rick Perry met with President Obama yesterday and demanded that he beef up border patrols and seek changes to federal law that would expedite the removal of arriving minors. For his part, Obama prodded Perry to rally Congressional Republicans to pass the $3.7 billion in funding to expedite removals and provide care the president has asked for.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Federal Court Ruling to Uphold Texas Law Protecting Life and Women’s Health

03/27/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to uphold a law protecting life and women’s health passed by the Texas Legislature in 2013:

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Statement by Gov. Perry on President Obama Extending Obamacare Enrollment Deadline

03/26/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding the Obama administration extension of the deadline for certain individuals to enroll in Obamacare:

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Gov. Perry Directs State Resources to Respond to Houston Ship Channel Oil Spill

03/23/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has directed all necessary state resources to assist with the cleanup of oil that has spilled into the Houston Ship Channel after a collision between vessels yesterday. The Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) is ensuring the coordination of the multiple state resources responding to this incident, and the governor has been briefed by TDEM Chief Nim Kidd on the ongoing cleanup efforts.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Texas’ Job Numbers

03/07/14
Texas adds 33,900 jobs; lowest unemployment rate since November 2008 AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding Texas’ seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropping to 5.7 percent in January 2014, down from 6.0 percent in December 2013:

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Texas Wins Site Selection Magazine's 2013 Governor's Cup

03/03/14
AUSTIN – Texas has won Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup for 2013, the fifth time the Lone Star State has received the award under Gov. Rick Perry’s leadership. The award is given annually to the state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities announced over the year. Texas has previously won the Governor’s Cup in 2004, 2005, 2010 and 2012.

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