November 28, 2011 - Dr. Ronald DePinho, President of MD Anderson Cancer Center
May 30, 2011 - Dr. Howard Marcus
September 1, 2009 - Dr. Leonel Vela - Regional Dean, UT Health Science Center
August 27, 2009 - Dean Patricia Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN - University of Texas School of Nursing at Houston
June 3, 2009 - Dr. Jan-Ake Gustafsson, World-Renowned Medical Researcher
Governor Perry has led the effort to invest millions of dollars in biotechnology and the health care of tomorrow, leveraging the Emerging Technology Fund to help get new technology, treatments and cures to market more quickly. The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, funded by Texas voters in 2007, will distribute $3 billion in funding to fight cancer over the next 10 years. Through common sense laws and the spirit of innovation, Texas is well-positioned for the future of health care.
» The governor ceremonially signed Senate Bill 98, which establishes a health science center and medical school in South Texas.
News & Announcements
Thursday, November 15, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry: Texas Will Not Implement State Insurance Exchange Under Obamacare
Gov. Rick Perry, in a follow-up letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, reiterated Texas' decision not to implement a state insurance exchange as part of Obamacare. The deadline to inform the federal government of a state's intention regarding a state exchange is November 16.
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 Conroe, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry, Lawmakers Call for Drug Screening for TANF, UI Applicants
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst Call for Drug Screening for TANF, UI Applicants
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Austin, Texas Speech
Gov. Perry Highlights Importance of Fair Legal Climate in Texas
Gov. Rick Perry spoke at a luncheon hosted by Citizens Against Lawsuit Abuse (CALA), highlighting the importance of maintaining a fair legal system in Texas that protects against lawsuit abuse. These efforts help employers spend less time in court and more time creating jobs, making Texas a place where people of all industries can confidently invest their capital and be successful.
Thursday, November 08, 2012 Austin, Texas Press Release
Planned Parenthood Seeks to Abandon Constitutional Case; Betting on Technicality in Travis County Court
Planned Parenthood has sought permission to conditionally abandon its case in federal court acknowledging what we have known from the very beginning – their constitutional challenge is flawed on its face. We see their stalling tactic for what it is – yet another attempt to unashamedly defy the will of Texas voters and taxpayers.