Gov. Rick Perry
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.
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.
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.
Perry was waiting at the bottom of the stairs from Air Force One when it landed on Thursday for a presidential visit to Texas.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a slain prosecutor and his wife were aware of the dangers of his job but his determination to “do right” by people wasn’t diminished.
The prosecutor who has replaced the district attorney murdered in North Texas says her staff is “unnerved” but will continue to adhere to their oath to serve the community.
Gov. Rick Perry is suggesting that everyone — but especially public officials — should be extra cautious after the weekend killings of a Texas district attorney and his wife.
The Texas Legislature may not be spending quite like a drunken sailor, but lawmakers have certainly got the checkbook out as they work on the next state budget.