Thursday, July 30th, 2015

Greg Abbott's file

Abbott

Republican from Texas

Greg Abbott won election as governor of Texas in November 2014, carrying 59 percent of the vote. Abbott, a former member of the Texas Supreme Court, served three terms as the state's attorney general before being succeeded by Ken Paxton in early 2015.

Abbott's statements by ruling

Click on the ruling to see all of Abbott's statements for that ruling.

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  • Mostly True4 (%)(4)
  • Half True6 (%)(6)
  • Mostly False8 (%)(8)
  • False2 (%)(2)
  • Pants on Fire2 (%)(2)

Greg Abbott's website

Recent statements involving Greg Abbott

Recent stories featuring Greg Abbott

Greg Abbott keeps five early childhood education campaign promises

As a candidate, Greg Abbott said the state should encourage quality preschool offerings and beef up math and reading instruction in early grades.

 

Before the 2015 legislative session ended this June, he signed several relevant measures into law.

 

On the Abbott-O-Meter, which tracks progress on the governor's campaign promises, we’re marking KEPT five Abbott campaign promises relating to early childhood education.

Six fact-checks over Texas, our reader favorites in June

Our check into a HALF TRUE Doonesbury claim about Greg Abbott tracking the Jade Helm 15 military exercise drew the most reader views in June.

 

Our reviews of claims by the Midland County sheriff, Abbott himself and Austin City Council Member Don Zimmerman also made our top six reader favorites for the month.

Greg Abbott strikes out on his ethics campaign promises

The baseball saying is wait til next year. Greg Abbott has said wait til 2017 for lawmakers to revisit his ethics campaign promises.

 

Now we've marked those Abbott promises as BROKEN.

 

See the entire Abbott-O-Meter here.

Greg Abbott says a billion in bullion repatriating to Texas. Mostly False.

Greg Abbott said a measure he signed into law returns $1 billion in gold bullion to Texas from the Federal Reserve.

 

MOSTLY FALSE, we found.

Fact-checking Texas fracking, pollution, earthquakes

Gov. Greg Abbott is aboard with legislation preventing cities, rather than the state, from regulating fracking. The restrictions were proposed after Denton voters barred hydraulic fracking in the North Texas city.

 

A couple fact checks come to mind.