Thursday, May 16, 2013 Austin, Texas Press ReleaseGov. Perry Signs Senate Bill 1611, The Michael Morton Act
Gov. Rick Perry today signed Senate Bill 1611, the Michael Morton Act, which will help prevent wrongful convictions in Texas. The governor was joined by Sens. Rodney Ellis and Robert Duncan, Reps. Senfronia Thompson and Tryon Lewis, and Michael Morton for the bill signing.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 Austin, Texas Press ReleaseStatement by Gov. Perry on Senate Bill 441
Lawmakers approved legislation that keeps Texas' workforce at the top of its game and ensures employers have the qualified workers they need to fill high demand fields by providing hardworking Texans with a pathway to earn technical certificates or associate degree as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Monday, April 29, 2013 Austin, Texas Press ReleaseStatement by Gov. Perry on House Bill 11
Gov. Rick Perry today released the following statement regarding House Bill 11:
The people of Texas expect their elected officials to address the water needs of our state, and we will do just that. This issue is too important to leave its fate uncertain, and I will work with lawmakers to ensure we address this need in a fiscally responsible manner.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Austin, Texas Signature StatementStatement About HB 10
Relating to making emergency supplemental appropriations and providing direction and transfer authority regarding certain appropriations. Author: Pitts, Giddings. Sponsor: Williams
Friday, March 08, 2013 Austin, Texas Press ReleaseStatement by Gov. Perry on Bills to Fund Transportation Infrastructure Projects
These members have answered the call to address our long-term infrastructure needs with responsible options. These changes will help ensure traffic continues to flow in Texas for generations to come.
Friday, March 08, 2013 Austin, Texas Press ReleaseStatement by Gov. Perry on School Choice Legislation
Expanding school choice in Texas will empower parents to make decisions in the best interest of their children. I applaud lawmakers for championing legislation that will benefit our students and our schools as well as the employers and industries that depend on our highly competitive workforce.
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 Austin, Texas Press ReleaseStatement by Gov. Perry on Bills to Protect Life
Gov. Rick Perry released the following statement regarding SB 25 by Sen. Hegar and HB 2364 by Rep. Laubenberg:
Thursday, January 31, 2013 Houston, Texas Press ReleaseGov. Perry Outlines Legislative Priorities at Greater Houston Partnership
Gov. Rick Perry visited the Greater Houston Partnership, where he discussed the state of the state and his priorities for the 83rd Legislative Session, particularly his proposals for tax relief, education and infrastructure improvement.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Dallas, Texas Press ReleaseGov. Perry: Technical Skills Expand Opportunities for Texas’ Workforce
Rick Perry visited the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce, where he discussed the State of the State and his priorities for the 83rd Legislative Session, particularly his proposals for ensuring Texas has a skilled and capable workforce.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Austin, Texas Press ReleaseTax Relief, Infrastructure and Education: Priorities to Keep Texas Strong
Gov. Rick Perry delivered his State of the State address to the 83rd Texas Legislature, highlighting our state’s strong economic outlook, and outlining his priorities to keep Texas on an upward trajectory. He called on the Legislature to provide at least $1.8 billion in tax relief, invest in the state’s water and transportation infrastructure and improve access and choice in both public and higher education, including providing South Texas access to the Permanent University Fund. This is Gov. Perry’s seventh State of the State address.
Saturday, January 26, 2013 Austin, Texas Press ReleaseGov. Perry: We Must Continue Working to Make Abortion a Thing of the Past
Gov. Rick Perry gave the keynote address at the annual Texas Alliance for Life Rally, highlighting his proposals for the 83rd Legislative Session to strengthen Texas’ protections on life.
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 Austin, Texas Press ReleaseGov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, Speaker Straus Focus on Guiding Principles for 83rd Legislative Session
Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus met to discuss priorities for the 83rd Legislative Session, primarily their commitment to budget transparency and the conservative fiscal policies that have made Texas a national leader in job creation and prosperity. They also reiterated their focus on working with the Legislature to address the growing demands on our state’s infrastructure, strengthen education for our skilled workforce, and provide tax relief for Texans.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013 Austin, Texas Press ReleaseGov. Perry Addresses 83rd Legislature: Fiscally Conservative Policies Lead to a Strong Texas
Gov. Rick Perry urged Texas lawmakers to remain faithful to the conservative fiscal principles that have kept the Texas economy strong, allowed for tremendous job growth, and helped the state weather the national economic recession. On the heels of a strong revenue estimate, the governor urged lawmakers to take a hard look at providing tax relief. He addressed both the Senate and House of Representatives on the opening day of the 83rd Legislative Session.