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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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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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Growth at mid-sized companies helps the Texas and U.S. economies

10/29/14
Dallas Morning News
Sheryl Jean
Recent data shows that mid-sized companies — those with annual revenue of $10 million to $1 billion — provide an outsized economic boost to Texas from robust revenue and employment growth.

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Dallas-Fort Worth ranks among top U.S. areas for most jobs added

10/29/14
Dallas Morning News
Sheryl Jean
Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas ranked among the top U.S. metropolitan areas for the most number of jobs added over the last 12 months, according to data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Report: Circuit of the Americas has $897 million impact on economy

10/28/14
Austin American-Statesman
Gary Dinges
The 200 or so events held in the past year at the Circuit of the Americas have had a combined impact of $897 million on Austin’s economy, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Another 'Time For Choosing:' Rick Perry On Reagan Anniversary

10/28/14
Breitbart
Adelle Nazarian
SIMI VALLEY, California -- Texas Governor Rick Perry emulated the late Ronald Reagan as he addressed a sold-out crowd of 1,000 at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, on the 50th anniversary of one of the most pivotal and monumental speeches in American political history.

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At the Reagan Library, Rick Perry lays the foundation for 2016

10/28/14
Washington Post
Jennifer Rubin
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, attempting to demonstrate he is not the candidate he was in 2012, has been traveling, writing op-eds and giving speeches in advance of a potential 2016 run. On Monday he was in a tough setting: the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, for a speech to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Reagan’s “A Time for Choosing” address. It’s tough because it is hard to say something novel about Reagan and important for Republicans not to be frozen in time and wedded to a single agenda that may not be as relevant today as it was then.

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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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Gov. Perry Celebrates 60th Anniversary of Arlington GM Plant

05/13/14
ARLINGTON – Gov. Rick Perry today helped celebrate the 60th anniversary of General Motors’ Arlington Assembly Plant, highlighting the important role the plant has played in the community and the economic climate that has allowed Texas to be the nation’s job creation engine.

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Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment Creating 300 Jobs in El Paso

04/29/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced Prudential Financial Inc. will create 300 jobs at a new facility in El Paso, with a focus on hiring veterans and their family members. The company is receiving a $1.15 million investment from the Texas Enterprise Fund to close the deal on this job creation and multimillion dollar investment. Execution of the state's agreement is contingent upon finalization of a local incentive offer as required by program criteria.

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Gov. Perry to Meet with Business Leaders in New York City

04/21/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry will take Texas’ message of low taxes, smart regulations and job creation to businesses in New York City from April 22-24. The governor will meet with employers and participate in a reception hosted by TexasOne to discuss the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas’ healthy economy.

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Gov. Perry Authorizes Additional Disaster Recovery Funds for City of West

04/16/14
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today granted the City of West’s request for an additional $4.8 million in disaster grant assistance for recovery efforts related to the fertilizer plant explosion that occurred in April 2013. The grant will help West repair and rebuild infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the blast and assist with other important projects in the affected area.

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