Statements we say are True
Says he "sued Obama’s EPA seven times."
Says Austin is the "largest city in America without a congressional district anchored in it."
Says 97 percent of food stamp benefits "are paid in the proper amounts to people who are really eligible."
Says that when the Rolling Stones performed in an Austin park, they paid $25,000 to the nearby city of Rollingwood "for one night of inconvenience."
Says Texas law requires state agencies to give preference to goods produced and grown in Texas.
Says first eight chosen to draw Austin City Council districts are seven Democratic primary voters and one Republican primary voter.
Says he has sued the Obama administration 25 times.
"Over the last 10 years, Texas created 33 percent of the net new jobs nationwide."
Says more Austinites voted in the city’s 1973 election featuring a mayor’s race than in the city’s most recent mayoral election.
"Most state employees did not receive any pay raise from 2009 to 2012."
Says 90 percent of Americans and 74 percent of National Rifle Association members support background checks of gun purchasers.
Says carbon monoxide is still employed to euthanize dogs and cats in 29 Texas animal shelters.
Says the "last non-partisan commission to improve the voting experience in America concluded that #VoterID was necessary."
Says Texas is last in workers' compensation coverage.
Says abortions are decreasing.
Says Texas ranks first in executions among the states.
Says Texas ranks last in the percentage of residents with high school diplomas.
"Approximately 43 percent of all college grades today are A's, an increase of 28 percentage points since 1960."
Says according to the FBI, more people are killed each year with hammers and clubs than rifles.
Says in "our region," 2011 was worst drought year ever recorded.
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