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
Thursday, August 24, 2006 Speech
Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks at the Closing Ceremony of the 24th Border Governors Conference
Thursday, August 10, 2006 Speech
Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks to the Lone Star Legislative Summit
Thursday, July 20, 2006 Speech
Groundbreaking for Texas Institute for Genomic Medicine at TAMU
Thursday, June 29, 2006 Speech
Veterans of Foreign Wars 2006 Convention
Tuesday, June 27, 2006 Press Release
Perry: Border Security Operation Reduced Crime, Shut Down Smugglers
DEL RIO – Gov. Rick Perry today received an after-action briefing from state and local law enforcement officers on Operation Del Rio, a multi-agency border security operation to target international criminal enterprises and reduce crime and violence in a five-county region along the Texas-Mexico border. In Val Verde County, which was the focus of the law enforcement effort, there was a 76% reduction in major crime when compared to the same 30-day period last year.