Statements we say are Half-True

Unemployment in Texas has risen over two percentage points with Rick Perry as governor.

Pending a federal waiver, the 2013 Legislature "eliminated the overtesting of students in grades 3-8 by decreasing the number of tests from 17 to 8."

There "are 500 registered Republicans moving" to Texas "every day."

"Every year, more than $40 million are leaving Missouri for the Lone Star State."

Says that each year, about 25,000 American women become pregnant through rape or incest.

Says "the acting chief of the IRS said he – and the majority of IRS employees – would rather stay with his current" health "plan than switch to Obamacare."

Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.

"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."

Says Wendy Davis, "born into difficult circumstances," was the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself.

Says Americans "invented ‘Pong,’ ‘Space Invaders’ and the iPhone."

Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation."

Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.

Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."

Says "we" have put more boots on the U.S.-Mexico border "than at any time in our history, and illegal crossings are down by nearly 80 percent from their peak in 2000."

Says Texas leads the nation in fatal industrial accidents.

Says proponents of a bond package for the Austin school district say the district has the second-lowest bond tax rate "among the Central Texas area school districts."

Says opponents of proposed Austin school district bonds say the district’s "debt load doubles with these new bonds."

Says that since 1975, redistricting by Texas lawmakers has always been found in violation of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.

Says he "has repeatedly praised Chuck Hagel’s character, patriotism, bravery, and personal service defending our nation."

Says Texas ranks first among the states in the amount of carbon dioxide emitted and toxic chemicals released into water.

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