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Rick Perry Veto

Rick Perry: Even David Axelrod Thinks Indictment Is 'Sketchy'

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 10.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Sunday defended the veto that led a grand jury to indict him on two felony counts of abuse of power, noti...

Rick Perry Claims He Didn't Seek Deal Over Vetoed State Funding

AP | By PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday he never sought a deal with an Austin district attorney he wanted ousted, in his first publi...

Rick Perry Ethics Case To Get Texas Grand Jury

AP | PAUL J. WEBER and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge selected a second grand jury Monday in an investigation into whether Gov. Rick Perry abused his power by vetoing ...

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?

Perry Veto To Be Reviewed By Special Prosecutor

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.15.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas judge said Thursday he plans to have a special prosecutor review allegations that Gov. Rick Perry abused the powers of his of...

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...