One exemption expanded, one not settled
"This year," the Austin City Council "granted a small homestead" property tax "exemption of $5,000... applied equally to everyone. And we also granted an exemption for the elderly and the disabled members of the community."
One of 21 places where the jobs are advertised
Leticia Van de Putte
The state-hired company that evaluates state-mandated student exams "goes on Craigslist to get examiners to read our students’ essays."
UPDATED: Davis agreed to toughen limit
A 2011 measure passed into law with Wendy Davis’ support "removes from the attorney general the ability to settle lawsuits just like" the school funding case.
Slow to act
Greg Abbott did "nothing" to pursue reports of the sexual abuse of boys at a West Texas state-run school.
Subtract around $4,000
In Texas public schools, "we spend an average of $12,000 per pupil per year."
CORRECTED: What Putin wants, Putin gets
"Russia has more diversity in its governmental representation than we do in Texas."
UPDATED: Central American triple jump
Says drug cartels are using social media to offer rebates so more children from Central America get smuggled to the United States.
Working from home
Congress is "on a five-week vacation."
Maybe, maybe not
"Wendy Davis’ legal work is currently under FBI investigation."
Local toll dollars spent on move
The Obama administration spent "$205,075 in ‘stimulus’ funds to relocate a shrub that sells for $16."
Republican Party of Texas
"Wendy Davis has already taken more $ from teacher unions than the past 3 Democrat gubernatorial candidates combined."
UPDATED: School districts would control
"Under Greg Abbott, Texas four-year-olds would be forced to undergo standardized tests."
About 20 judges off
Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."
Washington, D.C. lately the No. 1 magnet
More "25- to 34-year-olds are moving to Austin than any other city in America."
"Greg Abbott said it would be a ‘waste’ to expand pre-k to all Texas children."
$ee every donation
David Alameel "is giving thousands of dollars to support the Republican Party candidates" including John Cornyn and Greg Abbott.
Dental costs extra, while Texan got subsidy and still faces up to $6,000 a year more out of pocket
On HealthCare.Gov, Texan Mark Sullivan "found a good" health insurance "plan that includes dental, for less than $80 a month."
But he started every game in '94
"I started the whole year" as a senior on the University of Illinois football team and "led the team in interceptions and tackles from defensive back."
He had a gavel
"I have cut taxes 63 times, including a 2006 property tax reduction that ranks as the largest in state history."
Less than 30 loaners
"All" University of Texas "student-athletes get an iPad."
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