"Legislation being considered in Texas would strip the salaries and pensions of clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — even if the Supreme Court strikes down Texas’ marriage ban later this year."
"Half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in their savings account."
UPDATED: Perry said no
Texas Democratic Party
More than 1 million Texans live without affordable health care because Rick Perry failed to "partner with the Legislature to find a Texas solution to closing the coverage gap."
Maybe 15 times
"22 times Barack Obama said he did not have the authority to implement this type of" anti-deportation "measure. And then the day after he signed this into law, he said, quote, ‘I just changed the law.’"
More than 20 registered
"Austin has more lobbyists working for it than any other municipality in Texas."
"Today the top 1 percent earn a higher share of our national income than any year since 1928."
Make that 64 percent
Democratic National Committee
"College tuition rates in Texas jumped by 55% since 2003."
Texas, by far
Starting in December 2007, "1.4 million jobs were created in Texas. In that same period, the rest of the country lost 400,000 jobs."
Fill 'er up
The "average taxpayer will see the equivalent of a 2 percent pay raise as a result of low fuel prices."
In the last few decades
"This Congress made history as the least productive, most unpopular Congress in the history of this proud nation."
Seniors pay half fares
Mike "Martinez has voted to raise taxes and utility rates while ending free bus service for seniors."
Close to 15 instances
President Barack Obama "said over 20 times he did not have the legal authority" to act as he did on immigration.
"Texas had the worst voter participation in the country" in the November 2014 elections.
Advice provided for pipeline right-of-way
Austin mayoral candidate "Steve Adler admitted his law firm worked with Koch Industries for nearly a decade."
Money now or money later
Greg Abbott has benefitted from "payday lenders who have given him $300,000 and then received a ruling from him that they can operate in a loophole in the law that allows them to charge unlimited rates and fees."
CORRECTED: Defending a Texas law
"Weeks after accepting a quarter-million-dollar campaign contribution" from a hospital board chairman, Greg Abbott went to court against victims of a drug-taking neurosurgeon.
UPDATED: And more were poised to join the club
Austin has "over 1,000 city employees that make six-figure salaries."
Picture ID wouldn't stop alleged actions
"The FBI is involved in an investigation about people in the Rio Grande Valley who are using cocaine to buy votes."
Unknown if Abbott agrees
Greg Abbott "heads up a party whose platform calls for the repeal of the Voting Rights Act."
Medians can muddle
"57% of the jobs created" in Austin "from 2009 to 2013 do not pay families a living wage."
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