Sunday, May 24th, 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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Greg Abbott's website

Recent statements involving Greg Abbott

Recent stories featuring Greg Abbott

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.

Martial law in Texas? Hold that thought

Chatter fanned by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones about federal troops imposing martial law in Texas isn't substantiated, news reports indicate.

 

Read a wide-ranging rundown of the situation from reporter Jonathan Tilove of the Austin American-Statesman, here.

 

BONUS: See our 2014 fact check of a claim rooted in a stunt undertaken by a Jones-backed operation that University of Texas students signed a petition supportive of killing babies after birth.

Half True: Greg Abbott claim about Dallas minority students outscoring peers everywhere in America

Remember Gov. Greg Abbott's celebration of Dallas students testing better than students any other place in America?

 

He overshot on that.

 

ALSO: On the Abbott-O-Meter, see Abbott's campaign Promises now In The Works.

Fact-checking claims about Selma and Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, we look back at our fact-checks about voting rights.

 

Rick Scott's 2015 State of the State speech annotated

Fact-checks about Selma and the Voting Rights Act

On the 50th anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday’ in Selma, we look back at our fact-checks about voting rights