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."
UPDATED: Called herself noncustodial in '13
"I never gave up custody of my children. I never lost custody of my children."
19 races, 3 Republicans
Nearly 90% of Travis County government races will be settled by the time of the Democratic primary.
UPDATED: Not just Treasury, perhaps not a bureaucrat
Obama unilaterally announced he was delaying employer mandate "through a blog post by a mid-level bureaucrat at the Department of Treasury."
North Dakota leads in growth rate
Texans for Reliable Power
"Texas is experiencing the fastest population growth in the country," adding "more than 1,000 people a day."
A mandate unenforced
U.S. Census Bureau
Federal law requires residents to participate in the U.S. government’s American Community Survey.
Mostly from those using marketplace
In altered photo, says Barack Obama wants "more of Texans’ private data" via health care.
Flawed backup delivers close-to-right number
"Firearms homicides are down about 40 percent" since Texas passed concealed-gun permit law.
"During the last election, Democrats won over a million votes more than Republicans, but because of the way districts are designed, the Republicans got 33 more members of the House of Representatives than the Democrats did."
Per Congress’ number-crunchers
Medicare Part D "was far more expensive than the Affordable Care Act and unlike" the act, "was never budgeted."
Diagnosing tip-top schools
The University of Texas is starting "the first medical school at a major Tier One" university "in the last 50 years."
State: About on schedule
$6 billion water bond program voters passed in 2011 "has yet to be tapped."
Some qualify for coverage without expansion
40,000 veterans in Texas won’t get health care because Perry rejected Obamacare's Medicaid expansion.
Louie Gohmert of Texas "compared the current general-in-charge in Egypt to George Washington."
Tightest security’s in cities
"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."
© 2014 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
About PolitiFact | Contact Us | Advertise