Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry Releases Radio Ad in Missouri

Thursday, August 22, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Ahead of his trip to Missouri next week, Gov. Rick Perry has released a radio ad highlighting Texas' commitment to keeping taxes low on families and job creators. This ad builds on the 30-second TV spot that began running this week in several Missouri markets, showcasing the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas' smart, conservative fiscal policies.

The radio ad will run on multiple stations in St. Louis, Springfield, Columbia, Joplin and Kansas City. The seven-day, $100,000 radio ad buy, along with the nine-day, $106,400 TV ad buy and the governor's trip are paid for by TexasOne - no state tax dollars will be used for his travel and accommodations, or for the ad buys.

Texas has no personal income tax, and according to the Tax Foundation, is one of the top 10 best state tax climates in the nation. Missouri levies a personal income tax ranging from 1.5 to 6 percent.

TexasOne is a public-private partnership that markets Texas nationally and internationally as a prime business destination.

To view the TV ads or listen to the radio ad, please visit http://www.texaswideopenforbusiness.com. Full text of the radio ad is below:

This is Texas Governor Rick Perry. Like most businesses, Missouri companies are looking for stability in their state's business environment. Before they invest in the future, they want to know they're investing wisely.

Unfortunately your governor vetoed a bill that would have lowered taxes and controlled wasteful spending, making Missouri more competitive.

Vetoing a tax cut is the same thing as raising your taxes.

But there is a state where businesses flourish and jobs are created - Texas.

Every year more than $40 million are leaving Missouri for the Lone Star State because Missouri families and businesses know Texas is a great place to live and work.

Texas has no state income taxes, it has sensible regulations, and a fair legal system.

In fact, Forbes Magazine says Texas is home to seven of the top ten cities in America to do business.

Come check out Texas - visit TexasWideOpenForBusiness.com, and learn why more businesses and families are moving to Texas.

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