Statements from Austin
Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."
Says nearly 1 million people are "coming to town" in the next 20 years.
Says he has sued the Obama administration 25 times.
"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."
Says Texas leads the nation in fatal industrial accidents.
Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."
Says state’s mandated tests come from an English company.
Says opponents of proposed Austin school district bonds say the district’s "debt load doubles with these new bonds."
Says proponents of a bond package for the Austin school district say the district has the second-lowest bond tax rate "among the Central Texas area school districts."
Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.
Says businesses pay roughly 60 percent of taxes in Texas.
"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."
Says 315,000 mostly minority Texas students are enrolled in failing schools.
Says Texas "school systems" lose 45 days a year on testing.
Says rejecting federal aid to expand Medicaid in Texas will "send $9 billion in federal taxes paid by Texans to other states to insure their working poor."
Says Obama called Medicaid "broken" four years ago.
Says 90 percent of Americans and 74 percent of National Rifle Association members support background checks of gun purchasers.
Says carbon monoxide is still employed to euthanize dogs and cats in 29 Texas animal shelters.
Says the president of the University of Texas has raised four-year student graduation rates to 75 percent.
Says the Democrats told the Catholic Church that they’ll use federal powers to shut down church charities and hospitals if the church doesn’t change its beliefs.
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