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
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
Governor and First Lady to Take Economic Development Trip to London, Israel
Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry will travel to London on Tuesday, October 15, and Israel on Saturday, October 19, for an economic development mission and as guests of Americans for Economic Freedom. The Perrys will return on Friday, October 25.
Thursday, October 03, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
In Case You Missed It: Texas Best in Global Trade
Texas has been named the top state for global trade by Global Trade Magazine. The Lone Star State, which has led the nation in exports for 11 consecutive years, beat out Florida and California for top honors in the magazine’s annual survey.
Friday, September 27, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
S&P Raises Texas to Highest AAA Credit Rating
S&P’s decision to raise Texas’ credit rating to AAA is no accident, but further proof that the Texas model of conservative fiscal discipline is a key element of our strong economy, and a stark contrast to the out-of-control spending and rising debt ceilings of Washington, D.C.
Monday, September 16, 2013 Houston, Texas Speech
Gov. Perry's Remarks at Texas Right to Life Celebration
There's no more noble cause than protecting those who can't protect themselves, and through your efforts, and the efforts of so many in this room tonight, we've made great progress toward our worthy goal.
Friday, September 13, 2013 Houston, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces $3 Million Grant to Create Center for Cell and Organ Biotechnology