High-water mark in 2000?
Says that in Texas, Republican nominees "get 40 percent of the Latino vote on average."
Rough estimate linked to NJ study
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."
Cue the great recession
"The economy added more jobs during four years under Obama than it did in the entire eight years under George W. Bush."
Perry had help
Fix Austin Schools
Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."
Of British parentage
Says state’s mandated tests come from an English company.
Costs can be passed on to individuals
Says businesses pay roughly 60 percent of taxes in Texas.
Counts D.C. as a state
Texas Association of School Boards
"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."
304,139 in latest count
Says 315,000 mostly minority Texas students are enrolled in failing schools.
Only if Washington, D.C. gets compared
Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."
Take a lap
Says Texas lawmakers in 2011 ordered school districts to test every student on their respiratory system and weight.
More icky than whoopee
Says Texas state funds were spent on "a TV series on spouses cheating on their wives, kind of glorifying the act of cheating."
Remark not limited to Medicaid
Says Obama called Medicaid "broken" four years ago.
Such charges are as rare as pearls
Says Texas has "11 different felonies you can commit with an oyster."
Dividing estimates into estimates
In 2008, "only 54 percent of Latinos in Texas were registered to vote and only 35 percent actually turned out."
101,000 students, charter advocacy group says
Says 100,000 are on waiting list to attend Texas charter schools.
Gains made, then lost
Comic strip says government study shows Head Start "has little or no impact on the children it’s supposed to help."
UPDATED: Poverty up since 2000, but local rate sometimes goes down
Says Travis County's unemployment rate is below the national average while its poverty rate exceeds the national average--and local poverty is rising.
Behind three other states
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."
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."
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