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, June 20, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
Perry on May Jobs Numbers: “Texas Job Machine Firing On All Cylinders”
By virtually every measure, the Texas job creation machine is firing on all cylinders. Texas has added nearly 400,000 jobs in the past 12 months, making this the largest year-to-year job increase in nearly 17 years. Texas continues to be the epicenter of job creation in America and today's numbers are further proof that if you want a job, or your company needs employees, Texas is the best place in America to find both.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
In Case You Missed It: ZS Pharma Launches Successful IPO
Another Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) grant awardee, ZS Pharma, has launched a successful initial public offering (IPO). ZS Pharma raised nearly $107 million on the NASDAQ capital market from its IPO yesterday.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 Austin, Texas Noteworthy
Texas Moving Forward on Assisting Veterans
Thursday, June 12, 2014 Ft. Hood, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Helps Break Ground on Mental Health Facility at Ft. Hood
Tuesday, June 10, 2014 Austin, Texas Press Release
ICYMI: Gov. Perry Hails Texas As Haven of Personal Freedom in California Opinion Column
In an opinion piece in today's Orange County Register, Gov. Rick Perry touts Texas as a haven for both personal and economic freedom, urging states seeking growth to adopt Texas' successful formula of low taxes, predictable regulations and fair courts.