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
Wednesday, June 01, 2005 Speech
Gov. Rick Perry Speaks to Christus St. Joseph Hospital on Workers' Compensation
Today Texas’ reputation as the home to one of the worst workers’ compensation systems in America is about to change. I am proud to sign House Bill 7 into law because it will lead to significantly lower workers’ compensation costs for Texas employers.
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Press Release
Governor Perry Highlights Successes of Legislative Session
Tuesday, May 31, 2005 Speech
Text of Gov. Rick Perry Remarks on 2005 Session
Friday, May 27, 2005 Press Release
Perry Announces Agreement on Protective Services Legislation
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today joined legislative leaders, including Sen. Jane Nelson and Rep. Suzanna Hupp, to announce that an agreement has been reached on a comprehensive protective services reform plan that will provide greater protection for Texas’ most vulnerable citizens.
Thursday, May 26, 2005 Speech
Text of Gov. Rick Perry’s Remarks at House Military Tribute