State spending alone usually doesn't
"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."
Remember that recession?
Says Obama policies contributed to gas prices rising from $1.89 in January 2009 to $3.51 today.
Outdated, too high
Says Texas has more than 80,000 abortions each year.
Hasn't been fully polled
Says unsuccessful Texas abortion legislation "was supported by a majority of" Texans.
No plan for dangerous criminals to pour out
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."
Ban stalled, wouldn't spill onto 7-Elevens anyway
Says New York has ‘bureaucrats telling you whether you can even drink a Big Gulp.’
Fund to replenish, state forecasts
Says Texas lawmakers agreed to cut state's rainy day fund in half, spending "$4 billion from current $8 billion."
Omits hoops and hurdles
Says 13 Texas universities "have announced or implemented a $10,000 degree."
School closed in 2010
"We have one charter school that for seven years has been rated unacceptable."
Other indicators say 32% to 52%
Says only 25 percent of Texas high school students graduate prepared for college or careers.
Test scores give an out
Leticia Van de Putte
Says Texas high school graduates must pass Algebra II to be eligible for automatic admission to state's public universities.
Maybe if Austin sprawls across five counties
Says nearly 1 million people are "coming to town" in the next 20 years.
Still no solid numbers
Says Texas "school systems" lose 45 days a year on testing.
Four-year-old number, conflicting studies
Says uncompensated health care costs absorbed by Texas hospitals are adding $1,800 a year to Texas private insurance rates.
Closer to 6 in 10
"Only three in 10 Texas doctors are currently accepting new Medicaid patients."
Says U.S. greenhouse gas "emissions are at 20-year lows."
Says bag litter increased after San Francisco banned single-use shopping bags.
Program predates Obama, doesn’t hand out phones
Says president is ‘spending $2.2 billion to give away "ObamaPhones." ’
Highest rate, not highest number
Says Texas has the most uninsured people of any state -- 6 million.
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