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, September 24, 2004 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Statewide Grant To Department of Public Safety
Gov. Rick Perry today announced the award of a $182,407 statewide grant to the Texas Department of Public Safety to create regional critical response teams to assist crime victims. The grant is awarded under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).
Thursday, September 23, 2004 Press Release
Gov. Perry Announces Over $175,000 in Statewide Grant To Women's Advocacy Project
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry today announced a grant of more than $175,000 awarded to the Women’s Advocacy Project to help victims of crime. The grant is awarded under the federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA).
Tuesday, September 21, 2004 Press Release
Perry Renews Texas' Commitment to National Child ID Program
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today encouraged Texans to help protect their children by enrolling them in the National Child Identification Program. Perry was joined by University of Texas Head Coach Mack Brown; Ed Smart, father of Elizabeth Smart; Kenny Hansmire, executive director of the National Child ID program and Johnny Veselka, executive director of the Texas Association of School Administrators.
Monday, September 20, 2004 Speech
Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks Regarding the Child ID Program
Friday, September 17, 2004 Press Release
Statement of Gov. Rick Perry on Teacher Health Reimbursement
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today issued the following statement on Speaker Tom Craddick and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s decision regarding Texas teachers’ Health Reimbursement Accounts.