Medians can muddle
"57% of the jobs created" in Austin "from 2009 to 2013 do not pay families a living wage."
Subtract around $4,000
In Texas public schools, "we spend an average of $12,000 per pupil per year."
Just above 50 percent
"The majority of Austinites rent" the places they live.
Crime happens everywhere
"We have less crime in the (Rio Grande) Valley than we do in other major Texas cities."
A felony in Texas
Austin mayoral candidate "Mike Martinez takes corporate money."
172 billion gallons gone
Says Central Texas river water sent to downstream rice farmers in 2011 equaled about three years’ worth of Austin’s water use.
Four (maybe five) Latinos have served on the Austin City Council.
"Wendy Davis has already taken more $ from teacher unions than the past 3 Democrat gubernatorial candidates combined."
Sought, not accepted
Ryan Sitton’s company "accepted over $650,000 in Obama stimulus dollars."
More costly and more service hours
Capital Metro originally said MetroRail's yearly operating costs would be "about $2.5 million. Last year ... it cost $13 million to operate."
About 20 judges off
Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."
Favors it, didn’t promise
"Glenn Hegar promised to eliminate the property tax."
Under Reagan, Clinton and W
"Ralph Hall has never voted to raise the debt ceiling."
Dental costs extra, while Texan got subsidy and still faces up to $6,000 a year more out of pocket
On HealthCare.Gov, Texan Mark Sullivan "found a good" health insurance "plan that includes dental, for less than $80 a month."
“Repeatedly” = “twice”
Says Stefani Carter "repeatedly used her campaign contributors’ donations to rent margarita machines for our state house office."
3 deaths unintended
Says President Barack Obama was responsible for "the assassination of at least four American citizens" in drone strikes.
Officials from Panhandle to Valley
"As attorney general, I have prosecuted judges, district attorneys and other public officials across Texas who violated that (public) trust, who have been corrupted."
Get off my lawn
Austin is "a city that has basically doubled in size every 25 years or so since it was founded."
Full refusals, partial acceptances
Sarah Eckhardt "refused to take her own pay increases repeatedly."
Most of the lawyering jobs
Barry Smitherman "doesn’t have enough legal experience to apply for most of the jobs at the attorney general’s office."
© 2015 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise