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