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A woman takes a photo of the Texas Senate chamber during the 82nd Legislative session. (credit: Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

Texas Senate Approves Abortion Restrictions

The Republican-led Texas Senate has voted to place new restrictions on abortion, but abandoned an effort to ban the procedure after 20 weeks into pregnancy.

06/18/2013

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New Kohl’s Operation Center To Bring 1,500 Jobs To Dallas

Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced on Friday that the state will invest $864,000 in Kohl’s Department Stores to help open a customer service operations center in Dallas. The center is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs.

06/14/2013

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Texas Gov. Perry Signs “Merry Christmas” Bill

Texas Gov. Rick Perry today signed House Bill 308, which removes any legal risks of saying “Merry Christmas” in Texas public schools.

06/13/2013

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Governor Perry , NY Gov. Cuomo Spar Over Jobs

First, Governor Rick Perry scoffed at New York’s CEO-baiting slogan of a “new New York,” saying it looks like the same old high-tax state to him. Then Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo shot back by saying at least it’s not Texas. Rimshot.

06/12/2013

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West Mayor “Pissed Off” At FEMA Denial

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is refusing to provide money to help rebuild the Texas town of West, where a deadly fertilizer plant explosion leveled numerous structures and killed 15 people.

06/12/2013

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Texas’ Forgotten Redistricting Fight Set To Resume

Texas Republicans have spent two years and at least $1 million fighting to restore voting maps drawn by the GOP-dominated Legislature that were declared illegal in court.

05/28/2013

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Perry Signs Measure Creating Water Fund Into Law

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has signed into law the creation of a state fund to finance new water projects he says will help spark $30 billion worth of infrastructure spending in the next 50 years.

05/28/2013

US President Barack Obama speaks with Texas Governor Rick Perry (L) after arriving on Air Force One at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport in Austin, Texas, May 9, 2013. Obama will speak on the economy and job creation. AFP PHOTO / Saul LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Perry Greets Obama At Austin Airport

Perry was waiting at the bottom of the stairs from Air Force One when it landed on Thursday for a presidential visit to Texas.

05/09/2013

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Perry Says He Will Not Sign Budget Without Tax Cut

Gov. Rick Perry says he won’t sign a new state budget that does not include a tax cut. The governor has proposed a $1.6 billion tax cut after the Texas economy bounced back from recession.

04/29/2013

Valley Mills Fire Department personnel walk among the remains of an apartment complex next to the fertilizer plant that exploded  on April 17, 2013 in West, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Perry: State Oversight Not To Blame For West Blast

Gov. Rick Perry says a deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas wouldn’t have been prevented if the state earmarked more money for industry inspections.

04/22/2013

Gov. Rick Perry comments on the fatal fertilizer plant explosion in West on April 18, 2013. (credit: KTVT/KTXA)

Gov. Perry Declares McLennan County A Disaster Area

At a news conference shortly before noon Thursday, Gov. Rick Perry announced he had requested an emergency declaration for McLennan County, where West is located.

CBS 11–04/18/2013

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Perry Announces Chicago Ad Buy Touting Texas

Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday a week-long print and Internet ad buy in Chicago claiming that the “Escape route from Illinois to economic freedom leads to Texas.”

04/15/2013

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