Mike Villarreal's file:

Democrat from Texas

Mike Villarreal is a Democratic state representative from San Antonio.

Recent statements involving Mike Villarreal

Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.

Says that before Rick Perry became governor, "only 4 percent of our total labor force was a minimum wage job ... Today, that number has more than doubled (to) 9.5 percent."

"The only segment in the beer market that is growing is the craft beer segment."

Says that over the last decade, the state's population grew three times faster than the Texas state tax system.

Texas "children may have a teacher who never spent one minute practicing teaching."

Recent stories featuring Mike Villarreal

For Labor Day, we recap claims about jobs, wages and labor:

For Labor Day weekend, we review recent claims about jobs, labor and wages.

Check, please? Our tab on alcohol-related claims:

When San Antonio state Rep. Mike Villarreal recently piped up about the growth of the craft beer industry, he stepped into familiar Truth-O-Meter terrain.

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