Whoever’s the next governor, he or she will inherit an office that has been transformed. In his 12 years in office, Perry has found ways to turn a weak, largely ceremonial office into a powerful position that commands the state’s political structure.
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The moment Gov. Rick Perry added anti-abortion bills to the first special session, reproductive-rights organizations and advocacy groups started unifying like they were community organizers on steroids.
Is Texas better off now than it was two years ago?
House Bill 5, Perry said, “strikes an appropriate balance between our need for rigorous academic standards and the student’s need for flexibility, a balance between our needs for accountability and the appropriate level of testing in the classroom.”
More than ever, the replenishing waters of Mexico’s Rio Conchos are crucial to reviving the Rio Grande and to saving farmers in the Rio Grande Valley.
Unvarnished homophobia is becoming taboo. But Rick Perry is still at it.
I expected a tea party rally with heavy security. Or at least an information booth on outfitting your bunker for the coming race wars. But no. The NRA exhibits were nerdy good times for people who think guns are interesting.
Gov. Rick Perry vetoed his first set of bills Saturday, including SB 346, Sen. Kel Seliger’s “dark money” disclosure bill.
If 80 percent of Texans support enacting term limits on office holders, that’s a staggering number of voters that were outright ignored yesterday in the House with the failure of this resolution.