Statements we say are Half-True

Says cuts by Gov. Rick Perry's administration left "12,000 teachers without a job."

Says he "passed" eight measures, including ones to prevent groping at airport security checks and to bar "sanctuary" cities in Texas.  

Says the Constitution "specifically states the Congress shall write legislation for immigration policy," so Barack Obama lacks the authority to defer the deportation of young illegal immigrants.

Says because of Texas lawmakers’ choices, "hundreds of thousands of women no longer have access to basic medical care, life-saving cancer screenings and contraception."

Barack Obama has "provided guns to Mexican drug cartels."

Says under Mitt Romney, Massachusetts was 47th in job creation.

Says he "restored prayer and the pledge in our schools."

Says Paul Workman authored legislation providing amnesty for illegal immigrants.

Says "over 40 percent of recent county bonds are for Precinct One, northeast Travis County," because he "is quick to identify projects that help make the East Side a desirable place to live."

Says Lee Leffingwell "raised property taxes 20 percent in three years."

Says "Austin has the lowest property tax rate by far of the five major cities in Texas."

Says that when adjusted for inflation and population growth, state general revenue spending has decreased 10.7 percent on his watch.

Says his Texas election fraud investigations have resulted in 50 convictions.

"6.4 million more Americans living in poverty under President Obama."

"Nearly 45 percent of the women who receive health screenings through (the Women’s Health Program) do so at a Planned Parenthood health center."

Says that in fiscal year 2010, "nearly 80 percent of women served" in the Texas Women’s Health Program received services from a provider other than a Planned Parenthood clinic.

Says opponent Beto O’Rourke "wants to legalize drugs."

Says Ted Cruz slurred Republican senators including John Cornyn as "graybeards" and "spineless jellyfish."

"Invested $90 million in traffic fixes without raising taxes."

Says he banned texting while driving in Austin.

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