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Texas Gov. Perry Begins 5-Day Job-Poaching Visit To New York, Connecticut

TV, Radio Ads Bashing Local Restrictions Preceded Perry’s Visit


Gov. Rick Perry in ‘Texas Is Calling’ ad. (credit: YouTube)

Gov. Rick Perry in ‘Texas Is Calling’ ad. (credit: YouTube)

(CBSNewYork/AP),  06/16/13

NEW YORK – Texas Gov. Rick Perry has kicked off his northeast tour where he’ll make stops in New York and Conn. in an effort to entice businesses to move to the Lone Star State.Ahead of his arrival in New York on Sunday, the Republican former presidential candidate launched a TV and radio ad campaign trumpeting his state’s record on small businesses

In $600,000 worth of radio spots that begin airing Wednesday in New York City and Albany, he scoffs at the state’s “‘new’ New York” promotional campaign.

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Foundation: Add “Health Care Compact” to special session call

AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation publicly urges Gov. Rick Perry to include the Health Care Compact in his call for the upcoming special session.

Legislation containing the Health Care Compact was approved twice by the Texas House and once by the Texas Senate. However, the final legislation containing the compact died due to tactics by a handful of House members.

“Medicaid in its present form is unsustainable for Texas,” said TPPF Executive Director Arlene Wohlgemuth. “Without the flexibility and cost predictability provided by the Health Care Compact, the federal Medicaid program will further crowd out core state government functions such as education, public safety, and transportation.” Continue reading →

$830 Million Will Soon Reach Texas Schools

Repeal of Doggett amendment clears way for approval of Texas funds

Texas Insider Report: AUSTIN, Texas – Gov. Rick Perry today welcomed the decision by the U.S. Department of Education to approve the state’s application for $830 million in federal funding for Texas schools, which had been stalled in Washington for the past nine months as a result of an anti-Texas provision written by U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett that singled out Texas and attempted to force Gov. Perry to violate the Texas Constitution in order to receive these funds.

“Today is a victory for Texas schools that have been waiting for these well-deserved federal funds for far too long,” Gov. Perry said. “Thanks to our persistent efforts, including those of U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Sen. John Cornyn and other dedicated members of the Texas Congressional delegation, along with House Speaker John Boehner, this funding will soon be flowing to the school teachers and schoolchildren of Texas.” Continue reading →

Gov. Perry Requests Major Disaster Declaration as Wildfires Continue

AUSTIN, Texas – In a letter sent to President Barack Obama late Saturday afternoon, Gov. Rick Perry requested a Major Disaster Declaration for the State of Texas as a result of widespread wildfires and continuing fire danger across the state. The governor identified 252 Texas counties presently threatened or impacted by wildfires. Since the wildfire season began, Texas has responded to 7,807 fires across the state that have burned more than 1,528,714 acres and destroyed 244 homes. Rescue efforts have saved 8,514 threatened homes.
“Texas is thankful to the brave men and women across the state who are battling these fires on the front lines and providing support to wildfire victims,” said Gov. Perry. “As wildfires continue to rage across our state, Texas is reaching its capacity to respond to these emergencies and is in need of federal assistance. I urge President Obama to approve our request quickly so Texans can continue receiving the resources and support they need as wildfires remain an ongoing threat.” Continue reading →

Gov. Perry: Small Businesses Drive Job Creation

from TexasInsider.org –


Calls on Legislature to make small business tax cut permanent

Texas Insider Report: HOUSTON, TX – Gov. Rick Perry today reiterated his commitment to strengthening Texas’ competitive jobs climate, and renewed his call to make the small business tax cut passed last session permanent. The governor visited Ols Maintenance Supply in Houston to discuss the importance of small businesses to Texas’ economy.

“The real drivers of job creation in Texas are our small business owners, the bold entrepreneurs who risk their future pursuing the dream of owning their own business,” Gov. Perry said. “This session, we must take the necessary steps to preserve the competitive economic climate that allows these businesses to thrive by keeping taxes low and making the small business tax cut passed last session permanent.”

In order to maintain our state’s low tax burden, the governor noted that state government should operate just as families and small businesses across the state have to during difficult budget times by prioritizing, living within their means and cutting spending. He reiterated his commitment to balancing the state budget, while protecting essential services, without raising taxes. Continue reading →