Re-reading Perry's State of the State Speeches

One 2012 presidential candidate wanted to sell a government-run lottery to finance a health insurance program. He wanted to deregulate college tuition, and then freeze it. He proposed leaving the state's Rainy Day Fund alone — or, sending all of that money back to taxpayers. He wanted to cap increases in local property taxes, to spend tax money on companies moving to Texas, and increase the number of kids in the Children's Health Insurance Program.

Hint: He's from Texas.

Another hint: He's not Ron Paul.

As governor since late 2000, Gov. Rick Perry has presided over six ...

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