Tax among reasons for cuts
Obamacare medical device tax "has led to the loss of thousands of jobs" in U.S.
Favors gun show checks
Wendy Davis is "fighting to bring ... Bloomberg-style gun control to Texas."
If there were no limits...
A planning group said that to meet anticipated traffic demands by 2035, Interstate 35 between Austin and Round Rock will need a dozen additional lanes going north and 14 additional southbound lanes.
Who wouldn't get paid?
The federal government "has $3 trillion in cash flow, so we can pay our bills" and won’t default.
Not clear if there were “drinks”
Says David Dewhurst "went out for drinks" during Senate debate on abortion bill.
Only "four countries in the world… allow abortions after 20 weeks" of pregnancy.
Right spirit, but...
According to an article in the Economist magazine, Americans are "guaranteed" to live above the poverty line if they graduate from high school, keep their first job for over a year and get and stay married.
Bookends two out of 140-plus months
Unemployment in Texas has risen over two percentage points with Rick Perry as governor.
Only for students scoring well
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."
Confidential backup makes this hard to judge
There "are 500 registered Republicans moving" to Texas "every day."
Less in a few years--and it's complicated
"Every year, more than $40 million are leaving Missouri for the Lone Star State."
Relied on 1998 estimate
Says that each year, about 25,000 American women become pregnant through rape or incest.
IRS workers object to bill, not "Obamacare"
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."
Some, not all
Leticia Van de Putte
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."
Parents parted after more than a decade of marriage
Says Wendy Davis, "born into difficult circumstances," was the daughter of a single mother and a teenage mother herself.
'Invaders' from Japan
Says Americans "invented ‘Pong,’ ‘Space Invaders’ and the iPhone."
Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation."
On eve of war, opposed secession, not slavery
Says Sam Houston opposed slavery and as governor said Texas should not leave the union over slavery.
Study: 21 percent of region's economic oomph
Says that according to a report, "the tech sector now drives more than one-quarter of Austin’s economy."
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