Tribpedia: Governor's Office

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The Texas Governor's Office includes several divisions and offices in charge of implementing the governor's policy visions for the state. As of July 2009, 278 employees worked for the office of the governor.

The offices of the governor include:

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Analysis: Primary Totals a Reminder of a Past Vote

Gov. Ann Richards' opponent in the 1994 Democratic primary got 22 percent, so Wendy Davis isn't the first heavily favored Democratic candidate for governor to lose a fifth of the primary vote. And GOP crowing about the size of its own electorate hides the overall unpopularity of voting in primary elections. Primary voting is less popular in Texas than smoking cigarettes.

Interactive: Bills Vetoed by Perry

Of the hundreds of bills that were approved by both the House and the Senate in the 83rd legislative session, more than two dozen were vetoed by Gov. Rick Perry. Use our interactive to see which measures did not survive Sunday's veto deadline. 

Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.
Dallas businessman Wallace Hall, Jr. takes notes at the University of Texas Board of Regents meeting on Feb. 14, 2013 in Austin.

UT Regent Wallace Hall Updates Lawsuit Disclosures

University of Texas System Regent Wallace Hall came under fire for failing to disclose all of the lawsuits in his background before he joined the board. Hall has since updated the filings, which were obtained through an open records request.

The Texas Tribune Festival 2012 Opening Session: A conversation with Gov. Rick Perry and Evan Smith, Sept. 21, 2012.
The Texas Tribune Festival 2012 Opening Session: A conversation with Gov. Rick Perry and Evan Smith, Sept. 21, 2012.

Deciphering a Short Turn at the Governor's Office

Texas Weekly

Political insiders rarely take things at face value, so it’s not surprising that they are scratching their collective heads over Ann Bishop’s sudden hiring and equally sudden departure from the office of Gov. Rick Perry

Surrounding Gov. Rick Perry are (clockwise, from bottom left) Jeffrey Boyd, Mike Toomey, David Medina, Deirdre Delisi, Mike McKinney, Phil Wilson, Jay Kimbrough and John Steen.
Surrounding Gov. Rick Perry are (clockwise, from bottom left) Jeffrey Boyd, Mike Toomey, David Medina, Deirdre Delisi, Mike McKinney, Phil Wilson, Jay Kimbrough and John Steen.

Perry Helps Advisers Take a Big Next Step

“Career coach” is not listed on Gov. Rick Perry’s résumé — but it might as well be. In the 12 years he has held Texas’ highest elected office, he has helped align the professional stars for many of his key advisers.

The second annual Texas Tribune Festival kicked off with with a conversation between Texas governor Rick Perry and Tribune founder and CEO Evan Smith in the Grand Ballroom of the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas on September 21, 2012.
The second annual Texas Tribune Festival kicked off with with a conversation between Texas governor Rick Perry and Tribune founder and CEO Evan Smith in the Grand Ballroom of the AT&T Conference Center in Austin, Texas on September 21, 2012.

Perry Shuffles the Deck

Texas Weekly

As he enters the last regular session of this term as governor, Rick Perry opts for a trusted supporter in a top political job and a respected agency manager to run his own office.