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Rick Perry Versus the School Children of Texas

James Moore | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics
James Moore

As Governor Rick Perry was preparing to run for the GOP presidential nomination, he pushed the legislature to approve a $5.4 billion budget cut in Texas education. His transparent goal was political, and simply to build upon a no tax reputation, which, unsurprisingly, came at the expense of school children.

Rick Perry Makes A Texas-Sized Flip On Spending

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Rick Perry, who bashes federal spending everywhere he goes on the presidential campaign trail, has spent 11 years as Texas' governor ...

For Rick Perry, A Complicated Stance On One Contentious Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.29.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) TULSA, Okla. — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry said Monday that no new economic stimulus package is needed to "g...

Perry Was For Federal Money Before He Was Against It

Time | Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

In his presidential-campaign kickoff on Aug. 13, Texas Governor Rick Perry burnished his conservative credentials by attacking the idea of deficit sti...

Perry Bashes Stimulus, But Texas Doesn't Walk The Walk On Federal Funds

Posted 10.17.2011 | Politics

Perry and the Stimulus: It's Complicated by Ross Ramsey, The Texas Tribune 3 hours ago ...

Rick Perry Has Some Explaining To Do

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram | Aman Batheja | Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry's political stock has soared in recent months as he has traveled the country touting a decade of fiscal restraint in Texas under his l...

Budget Deal Would Free Up Money For Texas

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The federal budget deal negotiated to avoid a government shutdown would remove the strings a Democratic congressman had attached...

WATCH: Texas Governor Rick Perry On 'Today'

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Texas Governor and potential 2012 Republican presidential candidate made an appearance on TODAY to talk about the midterm elections and to promote his...

Rick Perry Machine Profits Off Stimulus He Opposed

Houston Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry rallied opposition to federal stimulus spending, but he now is the manager of one of the biggest pots of federal gold in Texas: crime ...

Rick Perry Asks For Federal Loan After Rejecting Stimulus

Think Progress | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In March, Texas Gov. Rick Perry rejected $555 million in federal stimulus money that would have expanded unemployment benefits for Texans. Perry argue...

Stimulus: Texas Senate Defies Perry To Get Funds

Dallas Morning News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In a sharp rebuff of Gov. Rick Perry, the Senate on Thursday tentatively voted to accept $555 million in unemployment aid from the federal economic st...

Dems May Force Texas Governor To Take Stimulus Funds

Fort Worth Star Telegram | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Gov. Rick Perry's decision on Thursday to turn down $555 million for expanded unemployment benefits from the federal stimulus package became an instan...