Rick Perry

Texas Election 2014
8:00 pm
Tue October 28, 2014

Survey says most Texans favor voter ID

Credit texastribune.org

Two-thirds of registered Texas voters have a favorable opinion of the state’s voter photo ID law, and more than half have a “very favorable” view, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

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Texas State Government
8:00 pm
Fri December 13, 2013

Texas Election 2014: Will Abbott Follow Perry’s Double Dipping Standard?

Credit thecontributor.com

Lax Texas ethics laws don’t require politicians to disclose pension income, so virtually no one knew Rick Perry was double dipping until he ran for president and had to comply with more stringent federal disclosure laws.

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Texas State Government
8:00 pm
Sun December 8, 2013

Most Texans Running for State Office Refuse to Share Tax Returns

Credit outsidethebeltway.com

There are 48 statewide candidates who have filed, or say they are going to run for office in Texas.  10 agreed to release their last three tax returns according to the Texas Tribune.

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Texas State Government
8:00 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

The Race to be Texas Governor: It’s no Claytie and the Lady

Ann Richards (l) on the campaign trail in 1988 and Clayton Williams during the campaign in 1990
Credit texastribune.org

The last open race for governor of Texas was in 1990 —  a contest that ultimately featured two charismatic politicians and attracted national attention.  But a recent piece in The New York Times said Greg Abbott is no Clayton Williams, and Wendy Davis is no Ann Richards.

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Kansas, Texas, and Arizona
8:00 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

State or Federal Government: Who Defines Voting Requirements? The Legal Posturing Continues

Credit dyn.politico.com

  Kansas and Arizona

Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State, and Ken Bennett, Arizona Secretary of State, are joining forces to save laws requiring proof of citizenship when registering to vote reported the Wichita Eagle

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State Government
8:01 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Perry Calls Texas Roads Back to Bat... Again

Credit Todd Wiseman, Texas Tribune

Governor Rick Perry called a third special session immediately after the second ended.  The Amarillo Globe-News reported legislators reconvened with one item: the transportation bill.

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State Government
8:01 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

Perry Not Running: Panhandle Reacts

Credit rickperry.org

Rick Perry announced that his hat will not be in the ring for the race to be the next Governor of Texas.  The Amarillo Globe reported mixed reactions to the declaration. 

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3:11 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

The Joys of No Income Tax, the Agonies of Other Kinds

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Kansas Governor Sam Brownback said, “Look out, Texas. Here comes Kansas,” when he revealed his plan to phase out state income tax, but the Texas experience shows that if you rob Peter, you might have to pay Paul.
When Gov. Bobby Jindal of Louisiana wanted to sell his plan to replace his state's income tax with a higher sales tax, he pointed to Texas as both the problem and the solution. Too many Louisiana residents are moving to Texas, because that is where the jobs are, he said.
10:33 am
Tue June 4, 2013

Will Perry Run Again? And if So, for What?

Lead in text: 
Will Rick Perry's name be missing from Texas ballots for the first time in 25 years? It seems to be anybody's guess, say Texas insiders.
Outside a 2008 meeting of the Republican Governors Association in Grapevine, Tex., a reporter asked Gov. Rick Perry if he was running for re-election. It was a far-fetched notion at the time.