Statements from Austin
"At present spending levels, only citizens of New York have a greater local debt burden than Texans."
Obamacare medical device tax "has led to the loss of thousands of jobs" in U.S.
"Firearms homicides are down about 40 percent" since Texas passed concealed-gun permit law.
"Macy's sent a letter to Rick Perry urging him to veto" equal pay bill.
"All" University of Texas "student-athletes get an iPad."
"Nearly 20% of our residents" are born abroad.
Medicare Part D "was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act and unlike" the act, "was never budgeted."
"Onion Creek’s highest flow rate" on a recent night of flooding "was 120,000 cubic feet per second, which is nearly double the average flow rate of Niagara Falls."
I am "the first Latina to run for governor of Texas."
"A million people … could get health insurance right away" if Texas expanded Medicaid under Obamacare.
Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring ... Bloomberg-style gun control to Texas."
The University of Texas is starting "the first medical school at a major Tier One" university "in the last 50 years."
A planning group said that to meet anticipated traffic demands by 2035, Interstate 35 between Austin and Round Rock will need a dozen additional lanes going north and 14 additional southbound lanes.
"78702 is the second-most gentrified ZIP code in the entire country."
$6 billion water bond program voters passed in 2011 "has yet to be tapped."
"Wendy Davis opposes any limits on abortion."
40,000 veterans in Texas won’t get health care because Perry rejected Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.
A congressional laundry closed due to the partial government shutdown.
Says David Dewhurst "went out for drinks" during Senate debate on abortion bill.
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