Office of the Governor Rick Perry


Recent News

  • Friday, August 29, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Proclamation
    Gov. Perry Renews Proclamation Extending Drought Emergency
    Gov. Rick Perry has renewed a proclamation extending drought emergency for specified counties due to the ongoing exceptional drought conditions across the state. The proclamation directs necessary resources be made available to aid response efforts and notes the ongoing strain on water resources.
  • Thursday, August 28, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    In Case You Missed It: Editorial Hails Texas as “Real Model For Economic Opportunity” this week praised Texas as a real model for economic opportunity, saying "few states provide an economic environment that allows everyone an opportunity to succeed as does Texas."
  • Tuesday, August 26, 2014 • Midland, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Helps Break Ground on Occidental Petroleum Complex in Midland
    Gov. Rick Perry today helped break ground on Occidental Petroleum's Midland Office Complex. Once completed in late 2015, the complex will house up to 600 employees and will be the center of Occidental's oil and gas operations in the Permian Basin.
  • Sunday, August 17, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    In Case You Missed It: Gov. Rick Perry Interview on FOX News Sunday
    Today, Gov. Rick Perry was a guest on FOX News Sunday, the interview can be viewed below. Politico Magazine also published and op-ed today by Gov. Perry, "America's New Mission in Iraq," which you can read here.
  • Saturday, August 16, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Rick Perry
    As governor, I took an oath to faithfully uphold the constitution of Texas, a pledge that I have kept every day as I've worked on behalf of Texans for the last 14 years. This same constitution clearly outlines the authority of any governor to veto items at his or her discretion. Just as I have following every legislative session during my service as governor, I exercised this authority to veto funding for an office whose leadership had lost the public's confidence by acting inappropriately and unethically.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Mary Anne Wiley, General Counsel for Gov. Rick Perry
    The veto in question was made in accordance with the veto authority afforded to every governor under the Texas Constitution. We will continue to aggressively defend the governor's lawful and constitutional action, and believe we will ultimately prevail.
  • Friday, August 15, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Statement by Gov. Perry on July 2014 Texas Jobs Numbers
    "The only thing hotter than a Texas summer is Texas job growth, adding nearly 50,000 jobs in July. Every major industry in Texas added jobs meaning the diversity of our workforce is strong with opportunities for employers to hire good workers, and for workers to find jobs enabling them to meet the needs of their families."
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 • Austin, Texas • Press Release
    Gov. Perry Visits Texas National Guard Soldiers and Airmen Training for Deployment in Support of Operation Strong Safety
    Gov. Rick Perry today visited the Camp Swift Army National Guard Training facility for a status report on the Texas National Guard's (TXNG) training and deployment in support of Operation Strong Safety to combat crime and drug cartel activity in the border region. The governor, joined by Texas Adjutant General John Nichols and Texas Dept. of Public Safety (DPS) Director Steve McCraw, thanked the soldiers and airmen for their commitment and dedication to protecting our state and our nation.

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