Statements from the Texas: 2012 Texas House's race

Says that over the past 20 years, Texas public school spending rose 142 percent and per-pupil spending more than tripled when adjusted for inflation.

"We’re talking right now about a $12 billion hole in our current, so-called balanced" state "budget."

Says Texas lawmakers last year expanded public education’s share of state spending.

Says black women are "fastest-growing demographic group in ... Texas seeking concealed handgun licenses."

Says Paul Workman authored legislation providing amnesty for illegal immigrants.

"In Texas, there are 668 Democratic Hispanic elected officials to the 60 in the Republican Party."

"In my 12 years in the House, I have watched my district go from a solidly Democratic district to a heavily solid Republican district."

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