Statements we say are Mostly True
"In 2010, the non-partisan Government Accountability Office found that only 6.5 percent of the U.S.-Mexico border was under full control of the Border Patrol."
"Ninety-five percent of all the wages in Texas are above minimum wage."
About 40 percent of U.S. illegal immigrants "came in on an airplane, with a legal visa, and just overstayed their visa and have never gone home."
"60 percent of Texas 8th graders are not proficient in math. Only 26% have a teacher with a undergraduate major in math."
Says that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 71.2 percent of Hispanic registered voters in Texas and over 86 percent of African American registered voters participated in the 2012 elections.
Says a growing number of extremely premature babies survive into healthy childhood.
Says $800,000 cost of Texas special legislative session would pay for 1.6 million condoms, 90,000 months of the pill or 20 full-time sexual health educators.
Says student loan interest rates will double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent July 1.
Says 92 percent of Texas counties had no abortion provider in 2008.
Says the 2014-15 Texas budget increases spending by less than the rate of inflation and population growth.
Says that in Texas, Republican nominees "get 40 percent of the Latino vote on average."
Says it's "estimated that 300 babies a year are sent home from the hospital with an unrecognized congenital heart defect; it is the most common birth defect in America."
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."
Says state’s mandated tests come from an English company.
Says businesses pay roughly 60 percent of taxes in Texas.
"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."
Says 315,000 mostly minority Texas students are enrolled in failing schools.
Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
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