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, April 08, 2004 Press Release
Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry Honored by Texas CASA
AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry were honored today as 2004 Lone Star Champions for Kids by Texas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) at an event kicking-off National and Texas Child Abuse Prevention and Awareness Month.
Thursday, April 01, 2004 Press Release
Statement on CHIP
AUSTIN - Kathy Walt, press secretary to Gov. Rick Perry, issued the following statement today regarding calls for increased spending on CHIP: "Gov. Perry recognizes and shares the health care concerns of Texas families.
Thursday, March 25, 2004 Press Release
Gov. Rick Perry Swears in Carlos Cascos as Public Safety Commissioner
BROWNSVILLE – Gov. Rick Perry today administered the oath of office to Carlos Cascos as a commissioner on the Texas Public Safety Commission. Cascos’ term will expire Dec. 31, 2009.
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 Speech
Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks Regarding Commissioner Cascos
Friday, February 27, 2004 Speech
Gov. Rick Perry's Remarks To The Texas Medical Association