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"As we wrestle with such issues in the 126 days left ‘til Sine Die, I know that our values, patience and resolve will be tested, but I’m confident in our prospects for success, because I am confident in the people who elected us.

As we serve them, let’s not forget the principles that have brought our state this far. I am convinced that the fiscal discipline we exercised together over the past few sessions has left us in much better shape than other states.

Let’s build on our shared record of success and press on to do even more to protect our citizens’ families, jobs and rights."   Read the Full Speech Text...

- Governor Rick Perry,
State of the State Address, January 27, 2009