The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Texas
"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."
Says 315,000 mostly minority Texas students are enrolled in failing schools.
Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.
Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."
Says Texas "school systems" lose 45 days a year on testing.
Says uncompensated health care costs absorbed by Texas hospitals are adding $1,800 a year to Texas private insurance rates.
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 rejecting federal aid to expand Medicaid in Texas will "send $9 billion in federal taxes paid by Texans to other states to insure their working poor."
Says Obama called Medicaid "broken" four years ago.
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 president of the University of Texas has raised four-year student graduation rates to 75 percent.
"Only three in 10 Texas doctors are currently accepting new Medicaid patients."
Says U.S. greenhouse gas "emissions are at 20-year lows."
Says the Democrats told the Catholic Church that they’ll use federal powers to shut down church charities and hospitals if the church doesn’t change its beliefs.
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 Houston is "home to more doctors, more nurses, more researchers than any other place in the world."
Says bag litter increased after San Francisco banned single-use shopping bags.
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