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Perry orders E-Verify, thinks Guard should stay put on border

12/03/14
Austin American-Statesman
Jonathan Tilove
Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday issued an executive order requiring all state agencies and contractors to use E-Verify to determine the legal status of employees. Perry also said that, like Sen. Dan Patrick, he thinks the National Guard ought to remain on the Texas-Mexico border past March.

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Perry Stepping Up His Presidential Game

12/03/14
The Texas Tribune
Reeve Hamilton
If he opts to run for president again, Gov.Rick Perry wants to ensure that his entry into the field bears little resemblance to 2011, when he jumped into the Republican presidential primaries with little preparation or forethought.

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The Fraser Institute: Texas and South Dakota Most Economically Free States, Maine the Least Free

12/02/14
Digital Journal
Staff
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2014) - Texas and South Dakota have tied for the highest level of economic freedom among all U.S. states, finds a newreport released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

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Texas oil topped 3M barrels per day again in September; as a separate nation it would be world’s 7th largest oil producer

12/01/14
AEI
Mark J. Perry
The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released new state crude oil production data last week for the month of September, and one of the highlights of that monthly report is that oil output in America’s No. 1 oil-producing state – Texas – continues its phenomenal, eye-popping rise. Here are some details of oil output in “Saudi Texas” for the month of September and the economic impact that production is having on the state’s economy:

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Texas Gov. Perry Gets Extension for Border Surge

12/01/14
Wall Street Journal
Nathan Koppel
AUSTIN, Texas—A Texas budget panel on Monday gave final approval to a request by Gov.Rick Perry for $86 million to extend a surge of state law enforcement personnel on the Mexican border until next summer.

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Updated: NH Republican business leaders, donors, activists to visit Perry in Texas

12/01/14
New Hampshire Journal
John DiStaso
A group of New Hampshire Republican business leaders, activists and donors will be headed to Texas to visit with Gov. Rick Perry on Dec. 17, a top Perry adviser in the Granite State said Monday afternoon.

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Iowans size up 15 GOP potential presidential candidates

11/30/14
Des Moines Register
Jennifer Jacobs
Fifteen Republican potential presidential candidates are on Iowans' radar, ranked here by their events in Iowa since the 2012 elections. Also presented: their support in an Oct. 1-7 Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll. The poll results show that a greater volume of appearances doesn't necessarily signal greater support.

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Perry, Dewhurst And Straus Extend Texas Border Surge Through August 2015

Nov. 19, 2014
Breitbart
Bob Price
“Texas has proven beyond any doubt that this border can be secured, even if the federal government refuses to take the steps necessary to do so as required by the Constitution,” Gov. Perry said. “This agreement will ensure the hardworking men and women from DPS, the Texas National Guard and Texas Parks and Wildlife, who have been working with local and federal partners, have the resources they need to maintain a robust law enforcement presence along the border until the Legislature can act.”

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Texas breaks record for jobs added in 12-month span

11/17/14
Dallas Morning News
Maria Halkias
The Texas economy added 36,400 jobs in September, according to data released Friday by the Texas Workforce Commission. Over the past 12 months, employers added 413,700 jobs — the most ever recorded by the state.

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PTR Industries unveils Texas-edition TXR rifle with Gov. Rick Perry

11/13/14
guns.com
Matt Slowik
At an unveiling event this Veteran’s Day with special guests Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Special Operations Wounded Warrior Bobby Dove, PTR Industries raised the curtain on its new TXR, a limited Texas-edition rifle.

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