Statements from Texas Capitol
"The poverty level in" the Dallas school district "is one of the highest in the country, higher than New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit and Newark."
Says legislation supported by gay rights activists would strip "mother" and "father" from future Texas birth certificates.
"There is no evidence that poor people abuse drugs more frequently than any other socio-economic group."
Says about 25 Texas cities and 39 states have banned texting while driving.
Says that under the new healthcare law, full- and part-time workers will be required to buy insurance costing $375 to $1,000 a month, starting in 2014.
Says the state of Texas rates as "unacceptable" almost 500 of the state's 8,000 public schools.
"Texas’ population is projected to double in the next 50 years or so, but our basic amount of water will remain about where it is now."
Says opponent Chad Chadwell "wants condom techniques demonstrated to your children."
"We’re talking right now about a $12 billion hole in our current, so-called balanced" state "budget."
Says the Central Health district's tax rate is the "lowest among the largest counties in Texas, and it will continue to be the lowest" if voters approve a proposed tax increase.
Says the University of Texas can afford to build a medical school because it has a $7 billion endowment and its football program had a $50 million profit last year.
Says Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton has accepted $42,000 from strip-club interests and $10,000 from local alcohol distributors.
"We confer more PhDs each year than any other university in America except Berkeley."
Says Texas lawmakers last year expanded public education’s share of state spending.
"I never supported" a state income tax for Texas.
Texas is "the state that has now gone the longest without electing a Democrat statewide."
Says Barack Obama has added $16 trillion to the national debt.
Says a voter-adopted constitutional amendment "instructed" a state board headed by Jerry Patterson to put $300 million in investment earnings into a fund supporting public school operations.
"I am going to be on the ballot in all 50 states. There is no other third-party candidate that’s going to come close to achieving that."
Says "if current trends continue, by 2040, one out of three Texas workers will not have a high school diploma."
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