Statements we say are Mostly False
"I’ve been reducing the number of Democratic" Texas Senate committee "chairs since I came in" as lieutenant governor.
"Thanks to (Rick) Perry's bad budgeting, the (Texas) highway department has to convert some modern paved state roads back to gravel."
Wendy Davis is "the most popular politician in Texas."
Obamacare-caused paperwork will annually absorb 190 million hours or more--and Mount Rushmore could be built 1,547 times over "with the paperwork."
"According to a recent Congressional Budget Office report, under Obamacare, 7 million people will lose their employer-sponsored insurance."
Says the U.S. Postal Service has taken no taxpayer aid since 1971, funds operations entirely from the sale of stamps and related products and makes an "operational profit year after year."
"Texas women make an average of $8,355 less per year than men doing the very same job."
Says the 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."
"Our recent state budgets have far exceeded population and inflation growth."
Says a Justice Department memo "directs that you must openly embrace gay marriage and homosexuality."
Says Obama policies contributed to gas prices rising from $1.89 in January 2009 to $3.51 today.
Says Texas has more than 80,000 abortions each year.
Says unsuccessful Texas abortion legislation "was supported by a majority of" Texans.
Says the Obama administration plans to reduce the number of beds devoted to holding individuals violating immigration laws and to "release hundreds of dangerous criminals into our communities."
Says New York has ‘bureaucrats telling you whether you can even drink a Big Gulp.’
Says Texas lawmakers agreed to cut state's rainy day fund in half, spending "$4 billion from current $8 billion."
Says 13 Texas universities "have announced or implemented a $10,000 degree."
"We have one charter school that for seven years has been rated unacceptable."
Says only 25 percent of Texas high school students graduate prepared for college or careers.
Says Texas high school graduates must pass Algebra II to be eligible for automatic admission to state's public universities.
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the Texas Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse The Texas Truth-O-Meter:
Keep up to date with Politifact Texas: