State official visited 12 days before explosion
Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."
Texas law unique
Says Texas is last in workers' compensation coverage.
Aye one way, nay other ways
Says Texas ranks first among the states in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and toxic chemicals released into water.
A million more live in the Golden State
Says Texas has the nation’s most uninsured residents.
But for Idaho
Says Texas is "last in mental health expenditures."
For last year and over the years
Says Texas ranks first in executions among the states.
Tied with California, Mississippi in 2011
Says Texas ranks last in the percentage of residents with high school diplomas.
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