The following was transcribed from Governor Rick Perry’s speech in Longview, Texas –
In 1977, I had left the Air Force and moved home. I’ll be real honest with you—I was a bit lost spiritually, and I really didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life. So I moved in with my mother and father. Now thatʼs a real trip! I had been an aircraft commander, traveling all around the world, seeing amazing places that a boy from Paint Creek, Texas had never even dreamed were out there before. I had this great epiphany during my mid twenties. As I had lived in Europe and South America and the Middle East, I saw all these different countries with different forms of government. I was actually paying attention to the dictatorships, theocracies, monarchies, democratic states, etc. Continue reading →
Despite garnering 79 votes to eliminate a provision that would automatically spend money from the state’s Rainy Day Fund in the future, State Rep. Phil King (R-Weatherford) was unable to eliminate this reckless addition to SB2.
Here’s the play-by-play:
- Yesterday on 2nd Reading, Rep. Donna Howard proposed an amendment that would automatically spend RDF dollars in the future.
- Howard’s amendment was adopted without a record vote.
- Today on 3rd Reading, Rep. King attempted to strip the Howard amendment.
- Due to House rules that amendments added on 3rd reading must garner 2/3 support, Rep. King’s efforts failed despite a 79-65 vote. Continue reading →