Perry in Wichita to Fundraise for Brownback
September 24, 2014

AP) – Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback is getting some fundraising help from his colleague in Texas.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be in Wichita on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. rally at the Republican Party headquarters followed by two private receptions for donors.

Brownback is locked in a surprisingly close race with Democratic challenger Paul Davis amid a backlash from voters concerned about cuts to classroom spending and massive tax cuts which have created revenue shortfalls.

The two Republican governors have had a close relationship for years.

Both are former state agriculture secretaries, and Brownback endorsed Perry’s 2012 campaign for the GOP nomination for president

Perry Says Kansas Won’t Be Only State Coming After Missouri Businesses
August 30, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Missouri Thursday. Courtesy: Missouri Times

Texas Governor Rick Perry brought up the back-and-forth business border war between Kansas and Missouri during his swing through the St. Louis area Thursday.
“If they see the continual taxation burden in Missouri, it’s not just going to be Rick Perry showing up in Missouri knocking on the doors of all the businesses,” Perry said, according to the Associated Press.
The Texas Governor starred at two events in the St.Louis area. In one, his mission waste pitch his home state of Texas as an attractive place for Missouri businesses to move.
Perry has been featured on radio and TV commercials broadcast in Missouri leading up to Thursday’s appearance.
Perry says he is not offended when other governors recruit business in Texas.
“By competing against each other we make each other stronger,” Perry said.
Thursday evening at a political event in support of the Republican effort to override GovernorJay Nixon’s veto of a tax cut bill, the Missouri Times reported Perry claimed the tax cut and fewer regulations will help Missouri.
“’The fact is this: I truly believe that if you free-up individuals from over taxation, from over regulation, from over litigation, you make sure that you have public schools that are still delivering and skilled workforces, nobody is going to leave Missouri and leave anywhere,” Perry told the crowd, eliciting cheers.’
Missouri Governor Nixon spent part of Thursday in St. Louis as well.
He’s defending the veto and campaigning throughout Missouri. He’s hoping to round up enough votes to preserve his veto when lawmakers return to the Capitol for the veto session starting September 11.
“You take this fiscal experiment they’re running and take $850 million of general revenue out of this budget and imperil our triple-A credit rating, it is not the way to move the Show-Me State forward,” Nixon said Thursday.

Kander to Perry: Poach Someplace Else
August 22, 2013

Texas Tribune ( Tip o’ Cap to Eli Yokey)
Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander has asked Gov. Rick Perry to reconsider his visit to the state next week, calling the governor’s efforts to lure businesses to Texas a “wholesale public relations effort.”

In a letter sent to Perry’s office, Kander said the governor, who is set to travel to Missouri on Aug. 29, should focus on growing businesses and helping local companies in Texas instead of stealing jobs from other states. Perry is scheduled to meet with Missouri business leaders and employers to promote Texas’ low taxes and try to draw companies to the state.

“Simply poaching jobs from one state and bringing them to another doesn’t grow our nation’s economy, so I hope you reconsider your efforts and instead look at ways to cultivate new industries and companies in Texas, rather than just trying to steal other states’ successes,” Kander wrote.

Josh Havens, a spokesman for Perry, said the governor believes in competition among states that pushes them to challenge one another for jobs and create policies that are beneficial to businesses.

“As he has done across the country and around the world, Gov. Perry is sharing Texas’ economic success story with families and employers in states that have made it harder for companies to do business,” Havens said.

Earlier this year, Perry visited New York in a similar effort, criticizing that state for what he called its over-taxation and overbearing regulation. Perry relies on the Texas Enterprise Fund and the Emerging Technology Fund, state business incentive funds, to close the deal with businesses that are expected to create jobs by providing millions in tax dollars as incentives.

Texas’ Rick Perry Won’t Run for Another Term, 2016?
July 8, 2013

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said he will not run for reelection in 2014.

Perry, 63, will leave office as Texas’s longest-serving governor. He left open the possibility of making a second run for president.

“The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership. Today, I am announcing I will not seek reelection as governor of Texas,” said Perry, speaking at a Caterpillar dealership in San Antonio on Monday. “I will spend the next 18 months working to create more jobs, opportunity and innovation. I will actively lead this great state. I’ll also pray and reflect and work to determine my own future path.”

Governors Brownback & Perry to Headline Pastor’s Policy Briefing in KC
June 14, 2012

Texas Governor Rick Perry and Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will be featured at a Kansas City gathering June 28-29 called, “Rediscovering God in America”. It is described as a “Pastor’s Policy Briefing”.
The event is scheduled for the Sheraton Hotel, 2345 McGee Street. That is the Crown Center district of the city.
In a memo entitled, ‘From the desk of Governor Perry’, he writes, “America and our Judeo Christian heritage is under attack by a force that is more destructive than any threat America has faced in decades. Over the past year or two, we have been declared to be “not a Christian nation”; a response is necessary from those who believe that while government itself should not establish a faith, our principles are rooted in the notion that we are the result of providence and a dynamic Creator.
Republican candidiate for Attorney general Ed Martin is listed as one of the speakers at the two-day event.
The deadline to register is June 17. For more information call: (800) 921-1928