2nd among big states, 3rd among all 50
"At present spending levels, only citizens of New York have a greater local debt burden than Texans."
— PolitiFact Texas
CORRECTED: Perry was supporter, not chairman
"Governor (Perry), you were a Democrat, having worked for Al Gore as his campaign manager..."
Figure is right, but implication is wrong
"The governor’s not taking his own fiscal advice. ... In the first fiscal quarter of this year, we’ve seen a 13.5 percent increase in spending, double-digit spending out of the executive branch in the State of Texas."
Texans showed "volcanic" interest, but Medina wasn't nation's top search
"For the hour after the (Jan. 14) debate, 'Debra Medina' was the No. 1 search on Google and for the remainder of that night No. 3."
Spoiler: the punch line isn't "Then you better go catch it"
Says a prank phone call caused "400 children to be taken from their parents... without warrant."
Double-counted funds crippled road projects
"The Texas Department of Transportation... misplaced a billion dollars."
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