10/17/2014 - TEXAS STATE CAPITOL - Gov. Rick Perry today announced the first recommendations issued by the Texas Task Force on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. Gov. Perry created the task force, headed by Dr. Brett P. Giroir, earlier this month to assess the state's readiness and ability to respond to Ebola and other infectious diseases.
The most conservative candidates are, with the exception of 1964, invariably the bridesmaid and never the bride in the GOP presidential primary. (In 1980, there were candidates such as Rep. Phil Crane of Illinois to Ronald Reagan’s right.) Part of the explanation is that the most conservative voters divide their support among candidates, leaving a path for a more moderate figure to coast to victory.
In the speculation about the GOP donor class’s intentions, most commentators have assumed that either (or both) former Florida governor Jeb Bush or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will run for president in 2016. But what if neither does, or one or both runs and then falters? This is entirely plausible.
Texas regained its lead in the number of new jobs generated by a state in November — even though the number was less than the previous month, according to estimates released today by payroll processor ADP.
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today highlighted the ongoing need for the state’s border security operations, and called on Congress to quickly pass a bill to provide the resources necessary to secure our southern border. In the absence of adequate federal resources, the governor reiterated Texas’ commitment to using all available tools to enforce the law, and announced an executive order directing state agencies to use E-Verify to check the employment eligibility of current and prospective employees.