AUSTIN (AP) – Republican Gov. Rick Perry says Texas adequately funded public schools on his watch and still believes in offering in-state tuition rates to students who are living in the country without legal permission.
Perry on Sunday sat for a wide-ranging interview at the Texas Tribune Festival about the highs and lows of his record 14 years in office.
One surprise was his deferential tone about whether Texas should continue his signature economic incentive programs after he leaves in January. Handing over millions in taxpayer dollars to private companies has grown unpopular in some Republican circles.
Perry said the next Legislature should have a conversation about whether those programs should continue or not.
Perry is weighing another White House run in 2016 but says he won’t announce a decision until next year.
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