Gov. Perry calls for U.S. to take lessons from Texas - KFDA - NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports

Gov. Perry calls for U.S. to take lessons from Texas

Posted: Updated:

AMARILLO, TX - Governor Rick Perry makes a stop in Amarillo Tuesday and sounds more and more like a presidential candidate. 

The state of Texas just cut 15 billion dollars from the state budget in this past legislative session. According to Governor Perry, if Texas can balance its budget, so can the United States.

With the nation nearly 14.3 trillion dollars in debt, Perry is calling for Congress to adopt a new amendment to the US Constitution. That amendment would mandate there always be a balanced budget for the nation.

Perry tells us, Texas is a model for the rest of the country because of tough decisions made.

"We held off on raising taxes, we prioritized, we tightened our belts just like you do at home in your personal lives." said Gov. Rick Perry.

Some of those decisions include 4 billion dollars in cuts to education, State officials stress, even with those cuts, education took up 57 percent of the state's budget.

  • PoliticsMore>>

  • House approves VA health care overhaul

    House approves VA health care overhaul

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:19 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:19:50 GMT
    With a new Veterans Affairs secretary in place and an August recess looming, Congress is moving quickly to approve a compromise bill to refurbish the VA and improve veterans' health care.
    The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to help veterans avoid long waits for health care that have plagued the Veterans Affairs Department for years.
  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:38:15 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...
    Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.
  • Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Texas governor's startup fund is not all it seems

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-07-24 18:34:51 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous...
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has distributed $205 million in taxpayer money to scores of technology startups using a pet program designed to bring high-paying jobs and innovation to the nation's second most-populous state.