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, June 06, 2006 Press Release
Statement of Gov. Rick Perry on Dr. Eduardo Sanchez
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement about Eduardo Sanchez’s decision to depart his post as Commissioner of the Texas Department of State Health Services:
Friday, June 02, 2006 Austin, Texas Press Release
Perry Signs MOU to Authorize National Guard Troops on Border
Gov. Rick Perry today signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) authorizing the deployment of National Guard Troops to the U.S.-Mexico border as part of Operation Jump Start, under which the troops will support federal border security officers. The Governors of Arizona, California and New Mexico have also signed the MOU.
Thursday, June 01, 2006 Press Release
Perry Authorizes More Border Security Funding, Virtual Border Watch Program
SAN ANTONIO – Gov. Rick Perry today announced a new three-part plan that will help Texas fill gaps in border security left by inadequate federal funding and action. The governor said Texas will soon provide funding for law enforcement, seek a long-term financial commitment from the Texas Legislature to support border security operations, and create a virtual border watch program
Tuesday, May 16, 2006 Speech
Gov. Perry's Remarks at the Department of Public Safety Memorial Service
Thursday, May 04, 2006 Speech
Mays Clinic Dedication