AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry is poking fun at New York ahead of his upcoming trip to convince employers there to move to Texas.
In $600,000 worth of radio spots that begin airing Wednesday on nine stations in New York City and Albany, he scoffs at the state's "'new' New York" promotional campaign.
The Republican says: "The 'new New York' sounds a lot like the 'old' New York. Higher taxes. Stifling regulations. Bureaucrats telling you whether you can even drink a Big Gulp."
Perry's 5-day visit to New York and Connecticut officially begins Sunday.
It follows his recent, job-poaching trips to California and Illinois, which also featured ads criticizing those states.
Perry's latest tour already includes $1 million in television ads promoting Texas' pro-business, low-regulation climate. But the radio spots are snarkier.