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Texas Experiences Meteoric Rise Of Relocation Inquiries From California Companies

Rick Perry

According to the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce, since the passage of Prop 30 in the November election, California-based company relocation inquiries have doubled, possibly tripled, in Central Texas. West Coast entrepreneurs feeling the personal financial stress of an out-of-control state budget and tax policy have heard Texas’ message, and they’re responding.


Texas Gov. Rick Perry set to poach Calif. jobs

Rick Perry

Look out, California. Rick Perry is going hunting in your backyard for jobs to bring back to Texas. The Republican governor heads to San Francisco, the Silicon Valley, Los Angeles and Orange County next week on a "business recruitment trip," his office says. The trip is being paid for by Texas One, a public-private partnership that does marketing for the state.


Perry says Romney should release tax returns

Rick Perry

Gov. Rick Perry joined one other Republican governor and several GOP advisers in saying presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney should release his tax returns because transparency works best. “I’m a big believer that no matter who you are or what office you’re running for, you should be as transparent as you can be with your tax returns and other aspects of your life,” Perry said.


Texas governor rejects two provisions of health law

Texas Governor Rick Perry said on Monday his state will not implement an expansion of the Medicaid program for the poor or create a health insurance exchange, leaving the state with the highest percentage of people without health insurance outside President Barack Obama's signature law.


Rick Perry wants to run for president again

Rick Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry told a CBS TV station that he's giving "a good examination" to making another run for president in four years.


After poor debates, Perry may skip some in future

After poor debates, Perry may skip some in future

Rick Perry may skip some upcoming GOP presidential debates, sidestepping a campaign staple that hasn't been kind to the Texas governor in his first two months on the national stage. It's a decision that ultimately could cause other Republicans to bow out of the more than half-dozen face-offs scheduled between now and the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3....

Senh: What a wimp. Especially since he's behind, he needs all the attention he can get. Now's not the time to quit. Otherwise, it's just gonna be Mitt Romney. It seems like these campaigns favor the talkers rather than the do-ers. Could Rick Perry just be a bad talker, but a guy who can get stuff done? Is Mitt Romney a smooth talker who doesn't have a track record? If I have to pick one, I would rather get someone who can get the job done.


Rick Perry says his remarks on immigration were ‘inappropriate’

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, facing a conservative backlash over his labeling as heartless those who oppose his state law giving college tuition breaks to the children of illegal immigrants, said Wednesday that the tone of his remarks was “inappropriate.”

In an on-camera interview with Newsmax.com, a conservative media outlet, Perry said he had been “over-passionate” in his answer to a question about the law during last week’s GOP presidential candidates debate.


Immigration questions dog Perry

Of all the punches thrown at Gov. Rick Perry during last week's Republican presidential debate, few landed harder than questions about Perry's support for a Texas bill allowing in-state college tuition for illegal immigrants.


Obama takes shots at Perry, GOP debates

President Barack Obama is swiping at Texas Gov. Rick Perry, criticizing him as "a governor whose state is on fire, denying climate change."


Rick Perry moves ahead of Mitt Romney in race for GOP nomination in new poll

Rick Perry moves ahead of Mitt Romney in race for GOP nomination in new poll

Aided by strong tea party support, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has surged in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, pushing former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney into second place and significantly diminishing the once-rising star of Rep. Michele Bachmann (Minn.), according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.


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