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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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Gov. Rick Perry supports these candidates for Texas Supreme Court

In the 2014 Texas Republican primary, Governor Rick Perry urges Republicans to vote for Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Justice Jeff Boyd, Justice Jeff Brown and Justice Phil Johnson.

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Dallas Federal Reserve President Richard W. Fisher: Concluding Remarks From a Speech Before the Financial Executives International

February 11, 2014

For far too long, the greatest obstacle to the nation’s economic prosperity has resided here:

An editorial in today’s Financial Times encapsulated in 11 words an argument I have been making repeatedly: “Fiscal policy is still not an ally of U.S. growth.”[1]

I’ll conclude by making the argument once more.

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Rick Perry: Stand With Israel

Aug. 1, 2014
Politico
Governor Rick Perry
The United States must take the lead in bringing the international community together to demand the total removal of every missile in Gaza, as well as the complete destruction of the tunnel network being used by Hamas terrorists. To facilitate this, the United States must use the tools available to us diplomatically and continue to support the actions of the Israel Defense Forces. Should the international community fail to join us in sufficient numbers, the United States should block actions in the United Nations aimed at preventing Israel from defending itself.

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Perry Right In Warning Of Border-Surge Crime

07/25/14
Investors.com
Immigration: Texas Gov. Rick Perry correctly warns that illegal immigrants are responsible for 3,000 murders and 8,000 sexual assaults in the past five years. And with the new border surge, there's more trouble on the way.

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Gov. Perry To Secure Border Without Federal Money If Obama Won't Pay

07/24/14
Breitbart News
Ken Klukowski
Governor Rick Perry is asking President Barack Obama to foot the bill for Texas National Guard operations on the U.S.-Mexico border. But Perry will go it alone if Obama says no, funding the entire operation out of Texas coffers.

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Graphic: Best And Worst Cities For Jobs 2014

07/23/14
Forbes
Kurt Badenhausen
The Florida economy was hammered during the financial crisis as tourism slowed, real estate prices plummeted and jobs disappeared, but the state has crawled back and continues to see heavy net migration into nearly every Sunshine State metro. People are chasing jobs with three Florida metros ranked among the 10 places expected to have the fastest job growth over the next three years and seven among the top 25. Naples leads the way with a projected average annual rate of 4.1%. Unemployment peaked in Naples in January 2010 at 12.2%, but was just 5.4% last month and is expected to stay low. Joining Naples among the top spots for job growth are fellow southern Florida locales Cape Coral and Port St. Lucie.

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Perry Will Activate Up To 1,000 Guard Troops

07/21/14
The Texas Tribune
Jay Root
Gov. Rick Perry will announce Monday that he is activating up to 1,000 National Guard troops to help beef up security along the Texas-Mexico border, two people with knowledge of the decision have confirmed.

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Gov. Perry Statement on the Passing of Ray Hutchison

03/31/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement on the passing of Ray Hutchison:

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Statement by Gov. Perry on February 2014 Texas Job Growth; Texas Unemployment Rate Remains 5.7%; National Unemployment Rate Sits at 6.7%

03/28/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding data from the Texas Workforce Commission showing Texas added 37,600 jobs in February 2014:

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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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