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Governor Rick Perry Challenges Texas Business Owners

POSTED: Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 7:38am

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:59am

HOUSTON - Governor Rick Perry says the state's economy is strong but he's asking state agencies to tighten their economic belts.

The Governor spoke to state business leaders in Houston Wednesday and he's giving state agencies ten days to let him know how they can cut spending.

" In a letter this week I directed them to start by curtailing tax payer funded travel. I asked them to report back on additional cost containment measures for the remainder of this fiscal year," says, Governor Perry.

Although the Texas economy is considered strong, Governor Perry says the state is not immune from the financial meltdown thats hitting the national economy.

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