Standing room only
Says Austin trains are "full" at rush hour and "packed" for special events.
But for Idaho
Sacramento Bee Editorial Board
Says Texas is "last in mental health expenditures."
Edged Idaho in 2010
Says Texas is "dead last in support for mental health."
According to physician polls
Texas Medical Association
Says 31 percent of Texas physicians accept all new Medicaid patients, down from 67 percent in 2000.
Mild exaggeration, if it please the court
Says personal-injury trial lawyers "have provided over 80 percent of the funding for the Texas Democratic Party for over a decade."
DREAM bigger than Texas law
Says Texas passed a state ‘Dream Act’ before any other state.
Close to first, at least
"The poverty level in" the Dallas school district "is one of the highest in the country, higher than New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Detroit and Newark."
No doubling projection yet
"Texas’ population is projected to double in the next 50 years or so, but our basic amount of water will remain about where it is now."
Other nations’ rates fell
Says U.S. corporate tax rate is "highest in the world at 35 percent."
Per-person collections might outpace districts in Nueces, El Paso counties
Keep Austin Healthy PAC
Says the Central Health district's tax rate is the "lowest among the largest counties in Texas, and it will continue to be the lowest" if voters approve a proposed tax increase.
Since '71, 50% from 4 ZIP codes
Says 55 percent of council members have come from area where only 10 percent of Austinites live.
Some donations may have occurred after donor left Austin club
Says Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton has accepted $42,000 from strip-club interests and $10,000 from local alcohol distributors.
Smaller pie, less per student
Says Texas lawmakers last year expanded public education’s share of state spending.
Could run a state or two short
"I am going to be on the ballot in all 50 states. There is no other third-party candidate that’s going to come close to achieving that."
Decrease in government jobs
"We’re seeing now 30 straight months of private-sector job growth, 4.6 million jobs created."
Real estate gains, doesn't count cash on call
Says a portfolio managed by the Texas General Land Office earned 22 percent last year while the state’s emergency reserve account experienced a 1 percent gain.
Close to half of Kenyans in poverty
"While (Barack) Obama preaches ‘we are our brother’s keeper,’ his brother and aunt live in real poverty in Kenya."
Also mentioned border security
Says David Dewhurst "explicitly advocated" a guest worker program for all illegal immigrants.
Fort Worth busted up too
Says no city comparable in size to Austin or smaller was broken into as many congressional districts.
Almost, adjusted for inflation
Says federal debt "doubled during the Bush administration."
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