Principles for a Stronger Texas
We are approaching a legislative session that offers a very clear choice in the direction we'll be going as a state in the years and even decades to come. Given the increasing pressure on our budget, in particular with respect to Medicaid, it is imperative we remain committed to the sound conservative values that have made Texas the prosperous state it is today, and take steps to advance us even further. These are principles Texans live under and these are the principles Texans expect.
As we all have a vested interest in the future of Texas, we need to do everything we can to help our state become a stronger, more prosperous state, better prepared to deal with the unexpected and better positioned to care for our own. That's what the Budget Compact is all about, a unique opportunity to do right by Texans.
That's why Gov. Perry is proposing "The Texas Budget Compact," comprised of five simple yet effective principles that will lead to a stronger Texas:
- Practice Truth in Budgeting
- Support a Constitutional limit of spending to the growth of population and inflation
- Oppose any new taxes or tax increases, and make the small business tax exemption permanent
- Preserve a strong Rainy Day Fund
- Cut unnecessary and duplicative government programs and agencies
News & Announcements
Thursday, January 31, 2013 Houston, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Outlines Legislative Priorities at Greater Houston Partnership
Gov. Rick Perry visited the Greater Houston Partnership, where he discussed the state of the state and his priorities for the 83rd Legislative Session, particularly his proposals for tax relief, education and infrastructure improvement.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013 Dallas, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry: Technical Skills Expand Opportunities for Texas’ Workforce
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Austin, Texas Press Release
Tax Relief, Infrastructure and Education: Priorities to Keep Texas Strong
Thursday, January 10, 2013 Austin, Texas Speech
Gov. Perry Gives Remarks at Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 Irving, Texas Press Release
Gov. Perry Calls for an End to Budget Diversions from Transportation Projects