- City Committee Kills BBQ Ordinance
- No Paxton Press Conference As Democrats Call For Resignation
- Texas AG Ken Paxton Booked On Criminal Charges
- Attack targets Donald Trump website as Gawker posts old cell number
- Trump dominates while Perry may not make debate cut
- Reports: Paxton Indicted by Collin County Grand Jury
- Scrutiny Of Latest Round Of Hillary Clinton Emails Begins
- DPS Director Hammered At Hearing On Bland Case
- Sandra Bland's Arrest, Death Takes Stage At Texas Capitol
- Planned Parenthood Skips 'Political' Texas Senate Hearing
- Court of appeals drops one charge against former Governor Rick Perry
- Trump Tours Texas-Mexico Border
- Kerry Defends Iran Nuclear Deal
- Trump Says Hispanics Love Him
- George Bush Senior Out Of ME. Hospital After Fall
- Abbott Accosted By Traveler Angered Over Gay-Marriage Stance
- Obama Challenges Critics Of Iran Nuclear Deal
- Abbott Orders Investigation Of Use Of Tissue From Abortions
- Local Opponents Of Gay Marriage Vow To Fight On
- Louisiana Gov. Jindal ready to jump into 2016 presidential race
- Abbott Signs Bill To Limit Pollution Lawsuits
- Young Protester Demands Veto Of Texas Budget Measure
- Commissioner To Leave HHSC As Deputy Takes Over
- Clinton: GOP Trying To Make It Difficult For People To Vote
- Perry Announces Presidential Run
- Travis County Gears Up To Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses
- Like Perry, Abbott Says He'll Leave Texas To Lure Businesses
- Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session
- Abbott: Texas Won't Legalize Medicinal Or Recreational Pot
- Texas Legislature Ends 2015 Session
- 'Open Carry' Bill Heads To Gov. Abbott
- Austin's Top Cop Says Governor Needs To Step In On Open Carry
- Texas Senate Debating Major Open Carry Handgun Bill
- Texas House OKs Letting Clergy Refuse To Marry Gay Couples
- COA Spends $70K On Austin Code Ad Campaign
- Texas Senate Panel Passes Restrictions On Teen Abortions
- Perry Set To Announce Presidential Bid June 4 In Dallas
- Governor Abbott Signs Kari's Law for better 911 Access
- Texas Anti-Gay Marriage Bill In Limbo With Time Running Out
- House OKs Bill Restricting Minors Seeking Abortions
- Austin City Council Denounces Stereotypes In Training Session
- Supreme Court Rules Police Can't Extend Traffic Stops
- Senate Backs Allowing Pastors To Refuse To Marry Same-Sex Couples
- East Austin Could Get Luxury Golf Course
- Committee Votes Against Requiring Scrubbers For BBQ Food Trucks/Restaurants
- Waste Of Time: Texas House Votes To Keep Daylight Savings
- Senate Gives High Sign To Limited Medical Marijuana
- Pot Legalization Bill Clears House Panel
- School Shooting Victims, Families Voice Against Campus Carry
- Petition May Put Fluoridation Before San Marcos Voters
Rick Perry Riles Up The Show-Me State
Updated: Tuesday, August 27 2013, 11:58 AM CDT
Governor Rick Perry's latest interstate safari to show off Texas has riled up some of the natives in the Show-Me State.
Missouri's Democratic Governor Jay Nixon has taken to Twitter to counter what he considers is nothing but a blatant jobs-poaching expedition on Perry's part.
Among other swipes he took using the hashtag #betterthantx, Nixon tweeted that his state's "favorable tax climate helps Missouri's economy succeed, not secede," a tweak on Perry's infamous comments maintaining Texas' right to ditch the U.S.
Nixon's cheeky salvo comes in the wake of a pro-Texas radio ad voiced by Perry that began running in Missouri last week. One St. Louis station refused to run the spot when its general manager says he realized "these were … focused on stealing locally owned companies away from St. Louis."
Perry has drawn fire from other governors over his pro-Texas tours before. Governors Jerry Brown of California and Anthony Cuomo of New York, both Democrats, also slammed his excursions into their states, framing Perry as an unwelcome interloper.
But Missouri's Nixon may hold the title for the best social media counterattack. Channeling David Letterman, he posted a stinging Top Ten List touting his state's advantages over Texas.
1. Lower sales taxes on purchases like @cardinals jerseys, and hair products.
2. Lower property taxes make owning a home more affordable.
3. Missouri has a perfect AAA rating from all THREE rating agencies: Fitch … Standard & Poor’s and … oops (Moody’s).
4. Missouri’s lower fuel taxes let you go farther in our Missouri-made F-150 trucks.
5. 12 World Series titles (the Cardinals and Royals).
6. Favorable tax climate helps Missouri’s economy succeed, not secede.
7. With higher test scores and higher graduation rates, Missourians are ready to compete for the best jobs in the global econ.
8. Missouri is No. 1 in the nation for holding down tuition increases at our four-year colleges and universities.
9. Missouri has a lower poverty rate and a higher percentage of kids with health insurance.
10. More award-winning outdoor trails, less dust.