Statements from Texas Capitol
Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."
Says nearly 1 million people are "coming to town" in the next 20 years.
Says "we" have put more boots on the U.S.-Mexico border "than at any time in our history, and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000."
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."
Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."
Says only about 250 Texans have been killed in action since 9/11.
"Science has not shown greenhouse gases to be a problem."
Says the fertilizer plant that exploded in West, Texas,"had not been inspected by the state of Texas since 2006."
Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.
"Most state employees did not receive any pay raise from 2009 to 2012."
Says he has "yet to get a response" from Barack Obama to his August 2010 letter making border security requests.
"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."
Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.
Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
Says Texas state funds were spent on "a TV series on spouses cheating on their wives, kind of glorifying the act of cheating."
Says 90 percent of Americans and 74 percent of National Rifle Association members support background checks of gun purchasers.
Says carbon monoxide is still employed to euthanize dogs and cats in 29 Texas animal shelters.
Says the president of the University of Texas has raised four-year student graduation rates to 75 percent.
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