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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.

Says Texas state funds were spent on "a TV series on spouses cheating on their wives, kind of glorifying the act of cheating."

Says Obama called Medicaid "broken" four years ago.

Says Texas has "11 different felonies you can commit with an oyster."

In 2008, "only 54 percent of Latinos in Texas were registered to vote and only 35 percent actually turned out."

Says 100,000 are on waiting list to attend Texas charter schools.

Comic strip says government study shows Head Start "has little or no impact on the children it’s supposed to help."

Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.

Says Texas high school "graduation rates are at an all-time high—the third-highest in the nation—which represents a significant turnaround from just a few short years ago."

Says Austin trains are "full" at rush hour and "packed" for special events.

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