Office of the Governor Rick Perry

Gov. Perry to Tout Texas’ Low Taxes in Maryland

Thursday, September 12, 2013  •  Austin, Texas  •  Press Release

Gov. Rick Perry will travel to Maryland September 18 to highlight Texas' commitment to keeping taxes low on hardworking families and businesses, allowing them to keep more of what they earn, and helping make Texas' economy a national example for job creation. Ahead of the governor's trip, a 60-second radio ad and 30-second TV ad begin running today in several markets. The ads showcase the opportunities and freedom available to families and businesses thanks to Texas' smart fiscal policies.

The nearly $500,000 TV and radio ad buys 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 buy.

Additionally, http://www.TexasWideOpenForBusiness.com will feature a special section targeting businesses and employers in Maryland who want to learn more about the Lone Star State's low taxes, smart regulations, fair courts and skilled workforce.

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. Maryland's income tax collections per person were ranked third highest nationally in 2010. Maryland ranks among the 10 worst state tax climates at #41.

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

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

This is Texas Gov. Rick Perry. When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business, think Texas, where we've created more jobs than all the other states combined. Where you'll find limited government, low taxes and a fair legal system.

That's why Forbes Magazine says Texas is home to seven of the 10 top cities in America to do business.

Unfortunately, your governor has made Maryland the tax and fee state, where businesses and families are paying some of the highest taxes in America. Since taking office in 2007, he's approved 40 new taxes and fees, projected to cost you $9.5 billion more through 2014.

That's a job killer.

He's even passed a rain tax on some property owners - a tax even New York doesn't have.

Maybe it's time to move your business to Texas and create more jobs. Visit texaswideopenforbusiness.com, and learn why more businesses are moving to Texas.

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