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ICYMI: Governor Perry on CNBC this morning talking about Obamacare, energy and creating jobs

Discussing health-care reform, innovation and America's energy future from Davos, Switzerland, with Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas. For the world to continue to grow, Saudi Arabia needs to be a major player, Perry says.

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Bring Sean Hannity to Texas

As you may know, Sean Hannity, the host of The Sean Hannity Show on Fox News, says he wants to leave his native New York because of high income taxes and the state becoming intolerant to conservatives. So, we're mounting a Twitter campaign to get Hannity to move to Texas. Use the Tweet below as a starting point to tell Hannity why he should move to Texas!

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Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investment in athenahealth Creating More Than 600 Jobs in Austin

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today announced athenahealth Inc. is expanding its Austin operations, creating 607 jobs and a projected capital investment of more than $13 million. The state is providing $5 million through the Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) to close the deal on this expansion and job creation. Execution of the state's agreement is contingent upon finalization of a local incentive offer as required by program criteria.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Death of Ariel Sharon

AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement regarding the death of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon:

“Ariel Sharon was a proud and strong defender of the nation of Israel, an uncompromising patriot who faced down the multiple enemies surrounding his young country with selfless determination and unflinching courage. We stand with the Israeli people as they mourn his passing. Anita joins me in sending our prayers and sympathies to Sharon’s friends and family, as well as everyone ever inspired by his courageous example of love of country.”

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Gov. Perry Touts Progress in Texas Transportation

SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Rick Perry today touted the important strides Texas has made in bolstering transportation infrastructure in the state since 2001. The governor spoke at the Ninth Annual Texas Transportation Forum, where the Texas Transportation Commission announced the creation of the Governor Rick Perry Leadership in Transportation Award. Beginning next year, the award will be presented annually to recognize leaders who have shown a commitment to advancing transportation infrastructure in Texas.

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Perry leaves little doubt he's not done with politics in state GOP convention speech

06/05/14

Dallas Morning News

Christy Hoppe

Gov. Rick Perry turned a tribute to his 14 years as governor into a rabble-rousing speech about the future of American leadership, laying the groundwork of his steps after leaving the Texas stage.

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Rick Perry's Wild Plan to Take Jobs From Blue States

05/28/14

Politico

Caleb Hannan

There are many ways to run for president, even when it’s so early in the process that you don’t want to actually appear to be running for president. Yet Texas Governor Rick Perry may have found a new one.

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Juliet Garcia to Lead New Institute in South Texas

05/28/14

The Texas Tribune

Reeve Hamilton

University of Texas at Brownsville President Juliet Garcia will step down from the role she has held for more than two decades to lead a new University of Texas Institute of the Americas located in the Rio Grande Valley.

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Jobs, environment not mutually exclusive

05/20/14

TribLIVE

Rick Perry

At a time when America should be pursuing an all-of-the-above strategy to create jobs and achieve energy security, President Obama has made clear that ideology and politics are all that stand between tens of thousands of Americans and the jobs they need.

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In-state tuition at all UT campuses to stay the same

05/20/14

Houston Chronicle

Lauren McGaughy

In-state students at the University of Texas system's nine academic campuses will not see their tuitions increase this fall, after the Board of Regents on Tuesday voted for the first time to keep the number flat across all campuses.

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Gov. Perry and Dr. Laffer Highlight Successful Policies to Create Jobs, Opportunity

November 18, 2013

Gov. Rick Perry and economist Dr. Arthur Laffer today contrasted the conservative fiscal principles that have helped Texas become a national leader in job creation with those that have burdened families and businesses in states like California. The governor spoke at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Competition and the States: California vs. Texas luncheon, where Laffer unveiled a new study comparing the governments and economies of the two states.

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Today’s Obamacare Announcement

November 14, 2013

“This is a staggering display of a reckless president cavalierly instructing states to ignore federal law. President Obama is shifting the blame by saying it's up to states and state insurance commissioners to fix the massive problem his signature law has created for millions of Americans who are losing their health insurance. President Obama did succeed at one thing today: making a bad situation worse with a ‘fix’ that will create more confusion for consumers and threatens to destabilize the health insurance industry. Obamacare is an abject failure; it's time to overturn this ill-conceived, job-killing nightmare that ultimately will bankrupt this country.”

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Prop. 6 Passage

November 5, 2013

"Today, the people of Texas made history, ensuring we’ll have the water we need to grow and thrive for the next five decades, without raising state taxes. Now it’s time to get to work on the projects that’ll help us meet our growing water needs, preserving and improving both our economic strength and quality of life."

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Appeals Court Lifting HB 2 Injunction

October 31, 2013

“Today's decision affirms our right to protect both the unborn and the health of the women of Texas. We will continue doing everything we can to protect a culture of life in our state.”

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Statement by Gov. Perry on Abortion Law Ruling

October 28, 2013

"Today's decision will not stop our ongoing efforts to protect life and ensure the women of our state aren't exposed to any more of the abortion-mill horror stories that have made headlines recently. We will continue fighting to implement the laws passed by the duly-elected officials of our state, laws that reflect the will and values of Texans."

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