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Greg Abbott: All Texans Deserve A Texas Miracle
By Attorney General Greg Abbott
Austin American-Statesman

A Texas that offers unlimited opportunity for all — that is the Texas I will lead as your governor.

Texas is the envy of the nation. More than 2 million jobs have been created here in the last 10 years — more than California, New York and Florida combined. That job growth crosses multiple industry sectors and all pay levels, with a higher rate of growth in the two highest wage groups. Half of Forbes’ top ten cities for future job growth are here in Texas, including Austin, McAllen, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, and McKinney was just rated by Money as the best place to live in America.

Less government, low taxes, smarter regulations and right-to-work laws — not government mandates — these are the pro-growth economic policies that help free enterprise flourish and attract more families and more major employers to Texas every day from states that over-tax and over-regulate.

That freedom also means more Texas entrepreneurs are willing to risk their capital to invest in themselves and others by opening businesses large and small, especially women entrepreneurs.

Texas has more than 737,000 women-owned businesses — the second highest in the nation — and they are growing at the second fastest rate. Texas also has the second highest number of businesses owned by Hispanic women.

Texas is exceptional, but there is more we can do. Every Texas family deserves their own personal Texas economic miracle. And that begins with jobs.

As governor, I will keep Texans working by enacting fiscal reforms for a new economic expansion.

My plan empowers individuals, innovators and businesses by focusing on reducing taxes and regulations. Controlling the growth of government, reining in state debt and reducing the amount the state can borrow means you keep more of your hard-earned money. And because elected officials shouldn’t profit off their positions and line their own pockets at taxpayer expense, I am calling for ethics reforms to change the way some politicians operate in this state.

As governor, I will prioritize transportation and water.