Statements we say are True

"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.

Says the Senate will have a record number of female senators in 2013.  

Says Texas has the 15th largest economy in the world.

Says veterans’ disability claims backlog doubled in Obama’s first term.

Says about 25 Texas cities and 39 states have banned texting while driving.

Says the state of Texas rates as "unacceptable" almost 500 of the state's 8,000 public schools.

Says fewer than 30 percent of Texas college students graduate in four years and only 58 percent graduate within six years.

Texas is "the state that has now gone the longest without electing a Democrat statewide."

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