Texas Enterprise Fund
Governor Rick Perry revved up for a presidential bid in 2011 by showing the country who’s boss in Texas: He slashed spending, tightened abortion restrictions and declared illegal immigration a state emergency. He’s not calling the shots anymore.
International energy pipeline giant Tenaris SA said Friday it plans to build a $1.3 billion Gulf Coast manufacturing facility that will bring 600 jobs and better supplying operations to Texas’ oil- and natural gas-rich Eagle Shale region.
Governor Rick Perry is cutting the ribbon on a private firm’s new information and technology facility, which promises to create 350 new jobs in rural Texas.
A government watchdog group in Texas said Wednesday that a job creation program touted often by Gov. Rick Perry as he seeks the Republican presidential nomination has delivered on barely a third of the jobs it promised to bring to the state by the end of last year.
A new watchdog report says that nearly half of the companies receiving money from the Texas Enterprise Fund also gave money to Governor Rick Perry’s campaign or the Republican Governor’s Association.
Plans for teacher layoffs are stirring panic from Houston to far West Texas.
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