School choice bills in every session see similar fate
"Texas legislators have filed voucher proposals in every legislative session since 1995, but all of them have failed to become law."
In the works
"There’s not one public study, and by public study I mean a study available to the public, that has looked at using the product Kaput to poison feral hogs."
Says condoms "used to be tax-exempt here in Texas."
Bathrooms by birth certificate
Says the proposed Texas Privacy Act "is very different from" North Carolina’s law "in that theirs covers a whole list of things that the Texas Privacy Act does not."
Guv offers no backup
Says Travis County’s sheriff refuses to enforce 8 USC 1373.
"Midland, Texas, now beats the San Francisco area in the percentage of jobs created by startups."
Says a Republican U.S. House member from Texas, Rob McCaskill, tweeted that he "can’t wait for the next 9/11."
"If you have a family, the current minimum wage easily qualifies you for food stamps."
No Houston Super Bowl?
Says a study indicates up to $8.5 billion in lost GDP and up to 185,000 lost jobs if Texas lawmakers approve a measure limiting transgender bathroom choices.
Says that in Texas, it’s "already illegal to enter a bathroom to harm someone."
UPDATED: Claim lacks liftoff
Says the Department of Homeland Security didn't request any hours of aerial surveillance for the U.S.-Mexico border from the Department of Defense for 2017.
UPDATED: Texas tougher
"The overwhelming majority of America’s elite universities, they no longer require history majors to take a single course in American history."
Not King's words, maybe his sentiment
"Martin Luther King said our lives begin to end the day we become silent on things that matter."
UPDATED: Firing a blank
Says an arms control treaty supported by Barack Obama "could give the U.N. some authority to regulate guns."
Limited cuts, no election connection
"Emboldened by election, Texas Republicans kill Medicaid funding for kids with disabilities."
"In Austin, Texas, the average homeowner is paying about $1,300 to $1,400 just for recapture," meaning funds spent in non-Austin school districts.
80 percent of seats held by men
Even "though men comprise 49% of the population, they hold 80% of the lawmaking power in the Legislature (144 of 181 seats)."
UPDATED: Many hoops
"NAFTA allows a lot of trucks from Mexico, for example, to leave there and ... drive straight through without even being inspected."
Biggest burden: New Jersey
"Texans pay the sixth-highest property tax in the nation."
Correlation isn't causation
Says that when San Francisco banned plastic grocery bags, "you saw the number of instances of people going to the ER with things like salmonella and other related illnesses" spike.