April 18, 2011 - Illinois State Senator Roger Keats - On moving to Texas from Illinois
January 15, 2010 - Bill Bennett - Host, Morning in America
January 14, 2010 - Michael Quinn Sullivan - President, Texas for Fiscal Responsibility
June 4, 2010 - Richard Morales - Veteran, Student at St. Philip's College
July 29, 2009 - Georgeanne Warnock, Administrator R. L. Turner High School
From the small towns of West Texas to the streets of the Lone Star State’s largest cities, it’s been said that the best part of living in Texas is having a Texan for a neighbor. Keeping the state out of the way and letting those neighbors work together to solve local challenges is the most reliable way to ensure Texas remains the best place in the nation to live, work and raise a family.
» Gov. Perry proposed amendments that would require a two-thirds vote of the Legislature to increase taxes, and require the Legislature to limit growth in the state budget to no more than growth in population and inflation combined.
» Gov. Perry advocated an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, requiring Congress to balance the federal budget.
» Gov. Perry announced nearly $800,00 in grants to combat human trafficking.
» Gov. Rick Perry announced initiatives to increase the monitoring and punishment of the most dangerous sex offenders, building on the success of recent initiatives like the Texas Ten Most Wanted Sex Offender list.
» Gov. Perry has also recommended creating a tax incentive for employers who grant their employees two hours a week of paid time off to return to school or study for their GED. Once the employee has received their diploma or GED, the employer is then eligible to receive $1,500 per student in credit toward sales tax liability.
» Gov. Perry signed House Bill (HB) 4765 to cut taxes for Texas small business owners
» Gov. Perry signed legislation protecting Texas property owners.
News & Announcements
Friday, August 15, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
Statement by Gov. Perry on July 2014 Texas Jobs Numbers
"The only thing hotter than a Texas summer is Texas job growth, adding nearly 50,000 jobs in July. Every major industry in Texas added jobs meaning the diversity of our workforce is strong with opportunities for employers to hire good workers, and for workers to find jobs enabling them to meet the needs of their families."
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Visits Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Training for Deployment in Support of Operation Strong Safety
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Launches PSA to Assist Texas Veterans with VA Health Care
Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
ICYMI: TETF Awardee Visualase Acquired by Medtronic
Medtronic Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) awardee Visualase Inc. The TETF invested $750,000 in Visualase in 2007 for the development and marketing of a range of innovative minimally invasive neurosurgery products.
Thursday, July 24, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces TEF Investments Bringing New Charles Schwab Facility to El Paso and Deepening Company’s Roots in Austin
Gov. Rick Perry has announced two Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investments in The Charles Schwab Corporation, which is opening a new operations center in El Paso and strengthening its presence in Austin. Combined, the projects will create more than 1,200 jobs and more than $230 million in capital investment in the state.