Rick Perry http://ketr.org en Sources: Perry offered to restore vetoed funding if DA resigned http://ketr.org/post/sources-perry-offered-restore-vetoed-funding-if-da-resigned <p>Even after Gov. <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/rick-perry/">Rick Perry </a>stripped funding for the agency that prosecutes state public corruption cases, his emissaries worked to swap the resignation of embattled Travis County District Attorney Rosemary Lehmberg for restoration of the money, several sources told The Texas Tribune this week.</p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:32:47 +0000 Terri Langford - The Texas Tribune 52538 at http://ketr.org Sources: Perry offered to restore vetoed funding if DA resigned Perry: Texas will not comply with prison anti-rape law http://ketr.org/post/perry-texas-will-not-comply-prison-anti-rape-law <p>More than a decade after the Prison Rape Elimination Act unanimously passed Congress, federal standards for implementation of the law have been finalized. Now, Gov. Rick Perry and some prison reform advocates are at odds over what those standards mean for Texas lockups and the taxpayers who pay for them.</p><p></p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:22:16 +0000 Cathaleen Qiao Chen - The Texas Tribune 51570 at http://ketr.org Perry: Texas will not comply with prison anti-rape law State water board fills vacancy with Exxon Mobil PR executive http://ketr.org/post/state-water-board-fills-vacancy-exxon-mobil-pr-executive <p>The three-person governing body of the Texas Water Development Board is now fully staffed.&nbsp;Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Rick Perry has appointed Kathleen&nbsp;</span>Thea<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Jackson of Beaumont to the Texas Water Development Board.</span></p><p>Jackson, a registered professional engineer, was most recently&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">public affairs manager for Exxon Mobil Corp.</span></p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:08:51 +0000 Mark Haslett 49965 at http://ketr.org State water board fills vacancy with Exxon Mobil PR executive Abbott brings Perry into the fold on campaign trail http://ketr.org/post/abbott-brings-perry-fold-campaign-trail <p>Though Attorney General <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/greg-abbott/">Greg Abbott </a>is working hard to become Gov.<a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/rick-perry/"> </a><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/greg-abbott/">Rick Perry</a>’s successor, Texans haven’t seen much of the two Republicans together on the campaign trail.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:22:44 +0000 Alexa Ura - The Texas Tribune 49369 at http://ketr.org Abbott brings Perry into the fold on campaign trail Reorganized state water board loses one member http://ketr.org/post/reorganized-state-water-board-loses-one-member <p>The Texas Water Development Board has had its own governing board reorganized. Last year, the Texas Legislature replaced the six-member volunteer board with a three-member full-time board. Governor Rick Perry appointed three longtime associates to the new positions. But one of them - Mary Ann Williamson - has resigned, less than half a year after accepting the position. Texas Tribune environment reporter Neena Satija&nbsp;discusses the changes in Austin.</p><p></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 14:03:44 +0000 Mark Haslett 48946 at http://ketr.org Reorganized state water board loses one member Prop 6 foes cite Perry's 'slush fund' history http://ketr.org/post/prop-6-foes-cite-perrys-slush-fund-history <p>If Proposition 6 passes on Tuesday, the Texas Water Development Board would oversee the management of $2 billion from the state's rainy-day fund. After an overhaul this year, the Texas Water Development Board has new leadership including longtime associates of Gov. Rick Perry. Critics of the measure say that Gov. Perry's history with state agencies - like the troubled Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas - raise concerns that the money won't be in the best hands.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 13:03:30 +0000 Mark Haslett 45159 at http://ketr.org Prop 6 foes cite Perry's 'slush fund' history Perry hits road for water fund http://ketr.org/post/perry-hits-road-water-fund <p>Texas Governor Rick Perry has been traveling the state, drumming up support for the water-fund initiative that will be on statewide ballots in November. Perry spoke at Lavon Lake on Oct. 10 after having giving similar presentations at San Angelo and Lake Travis earlier in the week. Why is the governor making this issue a high priority?</p><p></p> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:58:21 +0000 Mark Haslett 44189 at http://ketr.org Perry hits road for water fund Abortion bills gain momentum http://ketr.org/post/abortion-bills-gain-momentum <p>Amid the budget battles, abortion access has also become an issue in the state legislature.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:25:37 +0000 Ben Philpott 35074 at http://ketr.org Abortion bills gain momentum A&M-Commerce answers Perry's challenge http://ketr.org/post/am-commerce-answers-perrys-challenge <p><strong>Commerce, TX</strong> – Governor Rick Perry, in his recent State of the State address,&nbsp; recognized Texas A&amp;M University-Commerce and President Dan R. Jones for pioneering efforts to create a Bachelor’s degree costing approximately $10,000—significantly less than most undergraduate degrees. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Andrea Miller 33484 at http://ketr.org A&M-Commerce answers Perry's challenge Texas Secretary of State Resigns http://ketr.org/post/texas-secretary-state-resigns <p>Esperanza "Hope" Andrade sumitted her resignation to Gov. Rick Perry Tuesday, effective Friday the 23rd. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:09:31 +0000 Jerrod Knight 29857 at http://ketr.org Texas Secretary of State Resigns