Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said, ‘I do not care if Wallace Hall swings from a tree.’
— PolitiFact Texas
Smaller pie, less per student
Says Texas lawmakers last year expanded public education’s share of state spending.
Areas mostly getting less state funding
Says state budget deal between Texas House and Senate leaders "funds nursing homes, our public schools and universities and provides financial aid for college students."
Thanks in absentia
"Following the 2009 session," Texas House Speaker Joe Straus "was acknowledged and ‘thanked’ for his ‘tireless efforts’ by Planned Parenthood, the nation’s premier abortion provider."
The state and local governments control sex ed
Says Joe Straus "was co-author of a bill that would have allowed Planned Parenthood to control public school sex education."
On the mark for Republicans but not for entire House
Says the Texas House has "a record number of new members joining our ranks."
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