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05/06/2016 Program, unveiling of the portrait of the 47th Governor
01/12/2015 Declaration naming January 2015 as "Crime Stoppers Month"
11/18/2014 Texas leaders extend state-led border surge (border security; joint release with Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus)
11/17/2014 Official memorandum: budget execution proposal (border security; signed by Governor Rick Perry, Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, and Speaker Joe Straus)
09/17/2014 Gov. Perry sends letter to Mexican President Peña Nieto, invites him to Texas (Texas National Guard and border security)
09/17/2014 Gov. Perry dedicates statue honoring Tim Cole (wrongful convictions)
07/21/2014 Gov. Perry deploys Texas National Guard troops to border
07/11/2014 Editorial: Securing the border must be top priority
07/10/2014 Editorial: Texas clear winner in red state-blue state comparison
07/03/2014 Gov. Perry appears before U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security, urges stronger federal action on border crisis; Testimony of Governor Rick Perry, State of Texas, to United States House Committee on Homeland Security, Field Hearing: Crisis on the Texas Border: Surge of Unaccompanied Minors
06/25/2014 Op-ed: The human cost of failed border policies
06/18/2014 Gov. Perry, Lt. Gov. Dewhurst and Speaker Straus direct DPS to immediately begin law enforcement surge operations along Texas-Mexico Border; joint letter to Colonel Steven C. McCraw, Director, Texas Department of Public Safety (border security)
06/16/2014 Letter to President Barack Obama regarding proposed rules for regulating greenhouse gas emissions from power plants (with Governors of Alaska, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, and Wyoming)
06/12/2014 Letter to Sloan D. Gibson, Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, regarding scheduling practices at Veterans Health Administration (VHA) medical centers and clinics
06/04/2014 Texas features a high quantity of high quality jobs (wages, job growth)
06/03/2014 Letter to President Barack Obama regarding the Veterans Affairs health system (with Governors of Florida, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, and Pennsylvania)
05/29/2014 Tort reform means more doctors for Texans
05/29/2014 Letter to Chairman of the Board of Regents, Institutions and Agencies of Higher Education regarding recent audit findings at the University of North Texas
05/21/2014 Jobs, environment not mutually exclusive (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations)
05/21/2014 Statement by Gov. Perry on UT Regent Wallace Hall
05/12/2014 $10K degrees put a great education within reach for more Texans
05/07/2014 Education key to continued Texas prosperity; State of Texas education infographic
04/28/2014 We build a stronger Texas; State of Texas economy infographic
03/31/2014 Gov. Perry statement on the passing of Ray Hutchison
03/28/2014 Letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Re: Prison Rape Elimination Act rules
03/28/2014 Letter to Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst and Speaker Joe Straus, Re: Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) report on spent nuclear fuel and other high-level radioactive waste
03/13/2014 Gov. Perry appeals denial of presidential disaster declaration for winter storms; Letter to President Barack Obama
03/09/2014 Editorial: Texas is home to a vibrant creative culture
02/03/2014 Editorial: Talking Texas in Switzerland
01/27/2014 Gov. Perry announces Texoma Pump Station agreement; Memorandum of understanding signed by Governor Perry and Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, 1/17/2014 (water)
01/25/2014 Letter to President Barack Obama appealing denial of major disaster declaration for the State of Texas as a result of the historic flooding event in Travis, Caldwell and Hays counties beginning on October 30, 2013, and continuing through November 16, 2013
11/05/2013 Editorial: Bringing Texas closer to the rest of the world (Israel, United Kingdom, international trade)
10/30/2013 Letter from Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Speaker Joe Straus authorizing Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to resume grant operations and finalize remaining contracts (SB 149, 83rd R.S.)
09/17/2013 Letter to Julia Rathgeber, Commissioner of the Texas Department of Insurance, regarding the creation of rules regulating a navigator program to assist Texans in signing up for the federal health care exchange, a requirement under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
07/16/2013 Gov. Perry: new university a beacon of opportunity, innovation, potential in South Texas: ceremonially signs SB 24 at UT-Pan American, UT Brownsville
07/09/2013 Letter to President Barack Obama appealing Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) denial of major disaster declaration to West, Texas after fertilizer plant explosion
06/26/2013 Gov. Perry calls special session to begin July 1, to consider legislation relating to: regulation of abortion procedures, providers and facilities, funding of transportation infrastructure projects, and establishing a mandatory sentence of life with parole for a capital felony committed by a 17-year-old offender
06/10/2013 Texas bolsters career and college readiness (signing of SB 441 and HB 5, 809, 842, 2201 and 3662, 83rd R.S.)
06/07/2013 Gov. Perry signs legislation opening doors for service animals (HB 489, 83rd R.S., joined by Rep. Jose Menendez and Sen. Carlos Uresti)
05/29/2013 Gov. Perry signs bills to improve foster care in Texas (HB 915 and 1227, joined by Reps. Lois Kolkhorst, Dawnna Dukes, Naomi Gonzalez and Elliott Naishtat)
05/28/2013 Gov. Perry signs landmark water legislation: House Bill 4 helps lay foundation for meeting Texas' water needs (joined by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Speaker Joe Straus, Reps. Allan Ritter, Four Price, Eric Johnson, Doug Miller and Eddie Lucio III, and Sen. Troy Fraser)
05/27/2013 Gov. Perry signs legislation for veterans and surviving military spouses (SB 163, HB 97, SB 1476, HB 1514)
05/27/2013 Gov. Perry announces special session for May 27 at 6:00 p.m., to consider legislation which ratifies and adopts the interim redistricting plans ordered by the federal district court as the permanent plans for districts used to elect members of the Texas House of Representatives, Texas Senate and United States House of Representatives
05/16/2013 Gov. Perry signs Senate Bill 1611, The Michael Morton Act (joined by Sens. Rodney Ellis and Robert Duncan, Reps. Senfronia Thompson and Tryon Lewis)
04/09/2013 Letter to President Barack Obama, relating to U.S.-Mexico Water Treaty of 1944
03/04/2013 Letter to John T. Morton, Director, U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement, regarding release of criminal aliens
02/05/2013 Statement by Gov. Perry on the death of former State Rep. M.A. Taylor
01/29/2013 Governor's budget, 2014-2015
12/18/2012 Letter from Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Speaker Joe Straus to Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Oversight Committee, calling for moratorium on CPRIT grants until concerns at agency are addressed
12/14/2012 Gov. Perry calls on Texas school districts to review emergency operation plans (SB 11, 79th R.S., 2005); Letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Michael L. Williams (in response to Newtown, Connecticut school shooting)
11/29/2012 Gov. Perry calls for deferral of 15 percent rule, Letter to Michael Williams, Commissioner, Texas Education Agency (end of course assessments; SB 135, 83rd Legislature, by Senator Dan Patrick)
10/08/2012 Editorial: Higher ed must be accessible for all (San Angelo Standard Times)
08/24/2012 Letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, requesting waiver of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2012 and 2013
08/16/2012 Letter to Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott regarding U.S. Department of Homeland Security guidelines deferring deportation actions for certain unlawfully present aliens (immigration)
07/11/2012 Editorial: We need real reform, not more Medicaid
07/11/2012 Editorial: Expanding a broken system is no solution for health care
07/09/2012 Gov. Perry: Texas will not expand Medicaid or implement health benefit exchange; Letter to Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, regarding Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Medicaid expansion, and state health insurance exchanges
07/02/2012 Editorial: Tort reform has done the job it was designed to do
05/27/2012 Editorial: On DPS security records, the media stands alone
05/11/2012 Editorial: USAF decision puts Gulf Coast lives in danger
04/24/2012 Editorial: An opportunity to strenthen the Texas budget process
03/01/2012 Editorial: Obama administration placing pro-abortion politics over women’s health
12/14/2011 Expanded disaster declaration provides much-needed relief for communities impacted by wildfires
10/01/2011 Letter to Deirdre H. Delisi, Chairwoman, Texas Transportation Commission, re: suspension of requirements for transporting cylindrical hay bales
09/26/2011 Letter to President Barack Obama regarding cross-state air pollution rule/transport rule
09/09/2011 Gov. Perry announces emergency hotel voucher program for victims of Bastrop County fire
08/19/2011 Editorial: WCU Texas latest step to help more Texans earn college degrees
08/10/2011 Letter to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano requesting reimbursement for state and local costs of incarcerating illegal immigrants
07/19/2011 Editorial: Pledging to work toward a stronger future [co-written with South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley]
07/01/2011 Statement regarding President Barack Obama's approval of a portion of Texas' request for a disaster declaration
05/26/2011 Letter to President Barack Obama appealing denial of major disaster declaration for wildfires
05/16/2011 Editorial: Separating truth from fiction in higher education research
05/03/2011 FEMA denies presidential disaster declaration for wildfires
04/16/2011 Letter to President Barack Obama requesting a major disaster declaration for the state of Texas (includes proclamation of April 15, 2011 renewing disaster proclamation of December 21, 2010 due to threat of extreme wildfires)
03/18/2011 Editorial: Texas still at the forefront of the energy picture
03/15/2011 State leaders reach consensus on closing FY 2011 budget gap
03/14/2011 Lawsuit reforms will expedite justice for legitimate claims and help strengthen Texas' economic climate
02/08/2011 Governor's budget, 2012-2013
01/18/2011 Inaugural program
12/13/2010 Editorial: states need freedom to solve challenges of health care
12/13/2010 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on U.S. District Court ruling on Health Care Act
12/06/2010 Letter from Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Speaker Joe Straus directing each state agency to identify savings of 2.5 percent of their original general revenue and general-revenue-dedicated appropriations for the remainder of the 2011 fiscal year
12/06/2010 Editorial: storm clouds gathering along U.S.-Mexico border
12/03/2010 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on future of Medicaid in Texas
11/22/2010 Governor Perry names Steen Chair of 2011 Texas Inaugural Committee
10/12/2010 Letter to President Barack Obama appealing his administration’s decision not to grant Texas a presidential disaster declaration for 13 counties due to extensive flood damage as a result of Tropical Storm Hermine
09/14/2010 Letter to Texas Association of School Administrators regarding amendment to the federal Education Jobs Bill
09/13/2010 Editorial: lessons learned from storms past
09/10/2010 Letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton requesting federal funds for Rio Grande levee maintenance
09/09/2010 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on the U.S. Department of Education's rejection of Texas' application for $830 million in federal education funding
08/09/2010 Letter to President Barack Obama requesting federal resources to combat increasing violence on the southern border
07/28/2010 Letter to President Barack Obama requesting a major disaster declaration for several Texas counties due to ongoing river flooding as the result of Hurricane Alex and Tropical Depression 2
07/26/2010 Statement by Gov. Rick Perry on Texas Attorney General Abbott filing suit against EPA
07/26/2010 Editorial: Texas programs have cleaned air, boosted economy
06/29/2010 Letter to President Barack Obama requesting a pre-landfall emergency declaration for 19 South Texas counties
05/27/2010 Joint letter from the Legislative Budget Board and the Governor's Office of Budget, Planning and Policy regarding legislative appropriations requests for the 2012-2013 biennium
05/25/2010 Editorial: small businesses drive economy, innovation
04/08/2010 Editorial: Health care fight isn't over
03/21/2010 Joint memo to the Texas Congressional Delegation regarding federal health care bill costs to the State of Texas
03/19/2010 Joint letter to the Texas Congressional Delegation expressing opposition to the federal health care legislation (includes fiscal analysis)
03/09/2010 Gov. Perry names Secretary Hope Andrade Texas Census Ambassador
02/16/2010 Texas Takes Legal Action Against Federal Government Over EPA CO2 Mandates (includes petition for reconsideration of endangerment cause and petition for review)
02/15/2010 Office of the Governor proposed budget reductions for the 2010-2011 biennium
01/15/2010 Joint letter requesting that state agencies identify savings totaling 5 percent of the general revenue and general revenue-dedicated appropriations for the 2010-2011 biennium
01/13/2010 Federal Race to the Top funding (includes letter to the Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education)
12/16/2009 Editorial: Disputed science can lead to disastrous decisions in Copenhagen
09/03/2009 Editorial: Overcoming our nursing shortfall
08/18/2009 Editorial: Tort reform is essential to healthcare reform
07/24/2009 Editorial: Texas making right decision on unemployment insurance, without federal strings
05/17/2009 Editorial: Reflections on a raging debate
03/13/2009 Editorial: Expanded unemployment program would hurt Texas employers and their employees
02/26/2009 Letter to U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano regarding border security
02/18/2009 Letter to President Obama regarding H.R. 1, $787 billion stimulus package
01/30/2009 Editorial: Working together we will build a stronger Texas
01/27/2009 Governor's budget, 2010-11
11/26/2008 Letter to R. David Paulison, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) re. funding for temporary housing for victims of Hurricane Ike
11/25/2008 Letter to Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Comments in response to Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR) on Regulating Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act issued July 30, 2008
10/20/2008 Letter to President George W. Bush (requesting extension for federal assistance for Hurricane Ike recovery, 100 percent debris removal)
10/13/2008 Letter to state agency leaders (travel and state agency expenditures)
09/19/2008 Letter to President George W. Bush requesting to declare an emergency for the county of Presidio
09/12/2008 Letter to the Texas Comptroller suspending lodging expenses for Hurricane Ike
09/11/2008 Approval of leave for American Red Cross volunteers and amateur radio operators who are participating in disaster relief services in connection with Hurricane Ike
07/24/2008 Editorial: Making higher education accessible, affordable to all Texans
07/02/2008 Editorial: Our support should not end with our soldiers' return
06/09/2008 Editorial: The Arts in Texas' economy
05/27/2008 Editorial: Federal ethanol mandate hurt Texans
05/19/2008 Editorial: Extensive challenges call for visionary solutions
04/25/2008 Letter to Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, Environmental Protection Agency (ethanol waiver request)
04/23/2008 Editorial: It's time for Texans to pursue a healthier lifestyle
04/10/2008 Editorial: State park trails: Texas' natural and cultural treasures
04/02/2008 Editorial: While other states are cutting budgets, Texas is cutting taxes
03/14/2008 Editorial: The live music capitol of a live music state
03/10/2008 Editorial: While the national economy cools, Texas continues to run hot
02/01/2008 Letter to President George W. Bush requesting disaster declaration for wildfires.
01/29/2008 Editorial: Keeping Texas competitive
01/15/2008 Editorial: Washington still doesn't get it
01/11/2008 Editorial: Texas securing our nation's border
12/20/2007 Editorial: Blessings abound for Texas
11/20/2007 Editorial: Fill our hearts with Thanksgiving
11/15/2007 Editorial: More property tax reform needed in Texas
11/14/2007 Editorial: Make housing affordable in the future
11/07/2007 Editorial: God bless our heroes
11/07/2007 Editorial: A fairer tax for Texas
10/30/2007 Editorial: Children in need of parents
10/24/2007 Editorial: The Doc's back in Texas
10/16/2007 Editorial: Proposition 15 is the right medicine to help cure cancer
09/25/2007 Gov. Perry: TRS, ERS should divest funds from companies with ties to Iran; including Iran divestment letter to Employees Retirement System and Teacher Retirement System, letter to Governors, and Gov. Perry's remarks
09/18/2007 Editorial: Finding new ways to keep the lights on in Texas
09/04/2007 Editorial: Improving education for Texas children
07/25/2007 Editorial: Children in need of parents
07/24/2007 Editorial: Visiting the Holy Land
07/10/2007 Editorial: Community colleges must follow state law when paying for health benefits
06/21/2007 Letter to Craig Ferguson
06/20/2007 Editorial: We must meet the needs of a growing state while protecting the rights of property owners
06/15/2007 Letter to Stephen L. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (requesting Houston's ozone/smog designation to be "severe" and requesting attainment date extension until June 15, 2019)
02/05/2007 Editorial: Higher education reform
02/01/2007 Governor's budget, 2008-09 summary
02/01/2007 Governor's budget, 2008-09
01/16/2007 Inaugural program
12/14/2006 Editorial: A better way to secure the border
09/13/2006 Editorial: Fair reform goal of appraisal panel
09/08/2006 Editorial: Support for sustainable energy
08/21/2006 Editorial: Statement of Tom Pauken
03/02/2006 Editorial: Texas can be proud of its educational gains
12/06/2005 Editorial: Tax reform commission offers new approach, fresh perspective on school finance
08/05/2005 Editorial: Small business summits, new reforms will help employers thrive
06/23/2005 Editorial: Special Session an opportunity for bold action, record tax cuts and historic education funding
05/31/2005 Editorial: Important strides made in 2005 legislative session, work still left to be done
05/29/2005 Letter from the Governor to The Honorable Dianne Delisi, Chair, Committee on Public Health, relating to Department of Aging and Disability Services personal needs allowance budget
04/03/2005 Letter to the Department of Public Safety directing the immediate lowering of all flags under control of the State of Texas in memory of His Holiness Pope John Paul II
01/26/2005 Proposed 2006-07 state budget: a new era of possibility
12/16/2004 Editorial: Investing in our high-tech future
12/15/2004 Editorial: A once-in-a-generation opportunity to reform public education
12/10/2004 Editorial: A BRAC victory will take a team effort
12/01/2004 Editorial: Breaking the gridlock
11/17/2004 Editorial: New job initiative can help Houston attract bio-tech employers
11/15/2004 Editorial: Historic medical liability reform helping doctors, patients in Rio Grande Valley
09/24/2004 Editorial: Childhood obesity epidemic casts dark shadow on Texas future
09/11/2004 Editorial: Texas is taking aggressive steps to protect the homeland
08/24/2004 Editorial: Historic medical liability reform helping doctors, patients
08/05/2004 Editorial: One year later, job creation initiative showing tremendous results
07/22/2004 Editorial: Governor Perry's Trans Texas Corridor
07/22/2004 Editorial: Cracking down on fraud benefits all Texans
07/07/2004 Editorial: Cleaner environment means a brighter future for all Texans
06/14/2004 Editorial: Reflections on Reagan
03/12/2004 Editorial: Securing real protection from rising property taxes
04/11/2003 Gov. Perry touts Toyota rail legislation
03/24/2003 Editorial: Brenham troop support letter
02/05/2003 Gov. Perry announces Toyota to build truck plant in San Antonio
01/17/2003 Framework for open government, summary: Governor's proposed state budget, 2004-2005 biennium
01/17/2003 Framework for open government: Governor's proposed state budget, 2004-2005 biennium
09/11/2002 Editorial: September 11: A day of tragedy that brought us together
08/07/2002 Editorial: Health alert network gives Texans new weapon against terrorism
06/28/2002 Editorial: Expanding educational opportunities for all children is key to state's future
02/19/2002 Editorial: The Trans Texas Corridor: A bold plan for Texas' future
02/14/2002 Editorial: Putting the brakes on homeowner's insurance costs
09/20/2001 Editorial: A time for Texans to stand united
09/11/2001 Letter to Colonel Tommy Davis, Director, Department of Public Safety, ordering the lowering of all state flags to half-staff immediately until further notice
08/06/2001 Editorial: Addressing the needs of the border region
04/26/2001 Remarks honoring Betty King, Secretary of the Senate
03/27/2001 Editorial: Innovative ideas will get traffic moving again
02/12/2001 Letter from Gov. Rick Perry regarding the suggestion that Texas needs new taxes or needs to repeal tax cuts enacted in 1999
02/07/2001 Editorial: Moving forward on math
01/01/2001 Moving every Texan forward: Governor's proposed state budget for the 2002-03 biennium