Do the math
In 2005 and 2007, " Joe Straus received a 100 percent rating by NARAL (the National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League)."
But Texas trails four other states as the fastest growing
"Texas is growing twice as fast as the rest of the country."
Texas tax burden varies by county
Texas has the sixth-highest property taxes in the nation.
UPDATED: Smith continues to spar with EPA over policies
"The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has estimated that the Obama administration’s Power Plan will cause energy costs in Texas to rise as much as 16 percent per year."
More suicides than homicides
"We lose an average of 90 Americans every day because of guns."
Home web access links to income
"Less than half of the poorest American households have a home Internet subscription."
Texas House Speaker Joe Straus said, ‘I do not care if Wallace Hall swings from a tree.’
Patrick evidently helped put money into budget
"In 2013," Dan Patrick voted "against funding to test the backlog of rape kits, allowing rapists to walk free."
"Our men and women of the Guard have been forced to contact food banks to feed themselves."
Crime happens everywhere
"We have less crime in the (Rio Grande) Valley than we do in other major Texas cities."
Not a lot of bigger cities
San Antonio is "now the largest city in the United States ever to have an African American woman mayor."
Previous president reaffirmed policy letting children stay a while
Says children are coming into the U.S. in "staggering numbers" because President Barack Obama "has been promising amnesty."
Temporary stays aren't amnesty
Says 95 percent of people caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border said in a survey "we are coming because we’ve been promised amnesty."
Crooks? They'd done their time
"Last year," Obama "administration officials released into our neighborhoods more than 36,000 criminal immigrants who had nearly 88,000 convictions. The crimes included hundreds of convictions for murder, rape and kidnapping and thousands of drug-related crimes."
After watching Arizona's law in action
Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."
Or 38 percent or 50 percent?
Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."
Says he was the only statewide elected official to speak in favor of a federal guest worker plan at the 2012 Republican Party of Texas convention.
Box office open
The National Science Foundation awarded $700,000 to fund a climate change musical.
But 52% more folks used just 21% more water
San Antonio has seen "67% growth" in water customers "in the last 25 years, 0% more water used."
"During the last election, Democrats won over a million votes more than Republicans, but because of the way districts are designed, the Republicans got 33 more members of the House of Representatives than the Democrats did."
© 2016 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise