Rodney Ellis's file:

Democrat from Texas

Ellis, a former member of the Houston City Council, was initially elected to the Texas Senate in 1990. On his campaign website, he singles out his authorship of legislation affording state-funded college grants for needy students. He chairs the Senate Committee on Government Organization.

Recent statements involving Rodney Ellis

Says state lawmakers have voted to "spend virtually all of the Rainy Day Fund four times" since the fund’s creation.

Says that in three legislative sessions, his proposals opening pre-kindergarten to all Texas 4-year-olds never got heard or voted out of committee.

Recent stories featuring Rodney Ellis

Kirk Watson “hearts” PolitiFact Texas:

In a recap of the 2011 regular legislative session, Sen. Kirk Watson of Austin touched on redistricting, the state budget — and, repeatedly, PolitiFact Texas.

Checking Obama, Paul, gas prices and border fence:

President Barack Obama figured into our fact checks of gas prices and border fencing last week. We also looked into a comparison by GOP presidential hopeful Ron Paul of Texas and Texas Democrats’ budget claims.

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