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Rick Perry Veto

Texas Court Dismisses Indictment Against Rick Perry

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.24.2016 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on Wednesday dismissed an abuse of power indictment against Rick Perry, ending a case ag...

Texas Test Wars: A New Hope

Jason Stanford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jason Stanford

Parents are refusing to let schools give their kids the tests. Teachers are refusing to administer the tests. School boards are begging for relief from testing mandates. That's all nice, say the dwindling number of defenders of linking accountability to standardized testing, but if we got rid of tests what would you replace them with?

Rick Perry Smacks Down Bill To Limit His Influence On Public Universities

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 06.18.2013 | College

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) vetoed a bill Friday that would've limited his power over the University of Texas system by requiring all appointments to it...

Rick Perry's Worst Veto

Jason Stanford | Posted 08.17.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

By conflating testing with curriculum, Perry's veto of a testing relief bill aimed at the playground set revealed that he doesn't understand what happens in Texas elementary schools.

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry Vetoes Texas Equal Pay Bill | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has vetoed a bill meant to prevent wage discrimination against women. An aide to state Rep. Senfronia Thom...

How the Texas Legislature Stuck It to You This Time

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

There is not a credible economist out there who can say with a straight face that what the Texas economy needs is a business tax cut, so that's exactly what Rick Perry demanded.

Perry Veto Slammed As 'Embarrassing'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.28.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) vetoed a Republican bill Saturday that would have required nonprofits that engage in politics to disclose their donors. T...