Governor rounding up 10-year figure that doesn't start until 2014
Says federal health care overhaul will cost Texas state government "upwards of $30 billion over the next 10 years."
Use a candle or the (efficient) bulb of your choice
Says Washington's reach extends to "even telling us what kind of light bulb we can use."
51 percent is usually a failing grade
"We have more kids take the SAT than any other state in the nation. I mean a high percentage of our kids take the SAT."
State dollars decreased for both agencies
Says in 2003 Texas cut "$10 billion out of the entire budget, yet we put $1.8 billion more into public education. We put $800 million more into health and human services."
In theory, yes — not necessarily in practice
"Everyone in this country has access to health care."
Budget shortfall on the horizon
"We have billions in surplus."
There's no mandate without the "mandatory"
Says his executive order requiring young girls to be vaccinated against HPV wasn't mandatory.
Tax burden didn't lighten
"We cut property taxes by one-third."
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