Medians can muddle
"57% of the jobs created" in Austin "from 2009 to 2013 do not pay families a living wage."
A 1998 dissent
Says that, as a Supreme Court justice, Greg Abbott found that a company whose vacuum cleaners were sold door to door "had no responsibility" in the hiring of a salesman who raped a customer.
No paper trail
Says the Obama administration never responded to his 2012 letter flagging the uptick in unaccompanied children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
Do the litigation limbo
Says Greg Abbott "has lost" in court "four times in just the past few days."
UPDATED: China a distant No. 2
Leticia Van de Putte
Our "trade with Mexico is $720 million a day; that’s our No. 1 trading partner."
Borrow your truck?
"The average student loan debt in Texas is over $22,000...the cost of an average size pickup truck." But unlike car owners, "students are not allowed to refinance their loans at lower rates."
More of the rest of us are behind
"From the ‘Do As I Say Not As I Do’ department: federal employees owe $3.3 billion in back taxes."
Or 38 percent or 50 percent?
Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."
There's a house for sale
"David Dewhurst currently owes more than $1 million to vendors for services provided to his 2012 U.S. Senate campaign."
“Repeatedly” = “twice”
Says Stefani Carter "repeatedly used her campaign contributors’ donations to rent margarita machines for our state house office."
Three cents less in '12
Women "are still paid 82 cents for every dollar a man earns in Texas."
Not themes of his 2014 campaign
Dan Patrick "called for increasing the gas tax and the state sales tax."
Vouchers as alternative to federal bailout of auto makers
Says Dan Patrick "supported giving a $5,000 taxpayer-funded voucher to every family to buy a car."
Nearly one in five Texas women
"We have more women living in poverty in this state than almost anywhere else."
Most of the lawyering jobs
Barry Smitherman "doesn’t have enough legal experience to apply for most of the jobs at the attorney general’s office."
Tip-top for nearly 20 years
"Travis County now has the highest urban county tax rate in Texas."
Adult males absent most of the year
Female buffalo lead the herd.
Country by country data almost non-existent
The "U.S. has the highest unintended pregnancy rate of any Western industrialized country."
99 percent of students who didn't leave
Says 85 percent of IDEA charter-school students come from low-income families and about 99 percent of its graduates go to college.
Security stepped up around Capitol
David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."
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