Highest court means something
Says states not directly involved in the gay marriage lawsuits that reached the Supreme Court "are not bound" by the court’s ruling.
Actions by U.S, Texas--and Mexico
"I deployed the Texas National Guard" to the Texas-Mexico border. "And the policy worked; apprehensions at the border declined 74 percent."
"Obama’s Clean Power Plan ... eliminates coal-fired power plants."
Apples and artichokes
"Texas’ high school graduation rate went from 27th in the country in 2002, to second highest in the country in 2013."
Less bullion might move and it's not in Federal Reserve
A Texas law "will repatriate $1 billion of gold bullion from the Federal Reserve in New York to Texas."
"You don't have to be as smart as a fifth-grader to know what causes the climate is the sun. The sun. I have people tell me, ‘Carbon dioxide warms the Earth.’ No, it doesn't. The sun warms the Earth."
UPDATED: Hospitals strapped many ways
Children's Defense Fund-Texas
"In the last 24 months, 10 rural Texas hospitals have been forced to shut their doors because state leaders" chose not to expand Medicaid.
More relief in 2006
I "helped pass what, if enacted, would be the largest tax cut in Texas history through the State Senate."
Pizza time travel
Sabino "Pio" Renteria
"Fifteen years ago, you couldn't even get a pizza delivered in that neighborhood."
"We have towns in West Texas that are out of water, that are having to truck in water."
UPDATED: True--in 2000
"Today roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting. They’re staying home."
Annual demonstrations, not a holiday
"Here, we have Thanksgiving, we have Christmas, we have the 4th of July. Every year in Iran, they celebrate Death to America day."
"The city of San Antonio reuses almost 40 percent of its water. You know how much the city of Austin reuses? About 5 percent. And that's not right. We can do better."
Looks like a regional estimate
110 people a day move to Austin.
Schools had (and kept) the power
Leticia Van de Putte "voted to stop schools from removing teachers convicted of a felony."
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."
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