I’ve led the charge to enact policies that have produced the nation’s best job-creation engine—47.8% of all net new U.S. jobs since June, 2009.
I’ve controlled spending and taxes in Texas, signing into law state budgets that have invested billions of dollars more in education. I’ve successfully advocated for landmark lawsuit reforms.
I’m the only governor since World War II to sign a budget that reduces state general revenue spending. I’ve signed a one-third reduction in school property taxes and a tax cut for small businesses. I’ve never signed a net tax hike into law.
I have a significant commitment to border security to stop the in-flow of illegal immigrants, weapons and drugs. I’ve ordered border surge operations that have reduced illegal crossings, and signed into law hundreds of millions of dollars for border security operations that put more boots on the ground and utilized technology to detect, track and deter the criminal element.