Austin H-E-B closer
"Families in Del Valle, who are City of Austin residents, have to drive to Bastrop to go to the closest grocery store."
Schools had (and kept) the power
Leticia Van de Putte "voted to stop schools from removing teachers convicted of a felony."
UPDATED: Tea party group not driving campaign
"The Austin Tea Party and an ultra-conservative millionaire are behind the" campaign against the city’s light-rail proposition.
Money now or money later
Greg Abbott has benefitted from "payday lenders who have given him $300,000 and then received a ruling from him that they can operate in a loophole in the law that allows them to charge unlimited rates and fees."
A lawyer demanded "several Houston pastors hand over to the city government many of their private papers, including their sermons."
UPDATED: If you don't count lanes in city plans
None of $400 million the City of Austin proposes to spend on road projects "will be used to add new lanes to congested roadways."
One exemption expanded, one not settled
"This year," the Austin City Council "granted a small homestead" property tax "exemption of $5,000... applied equally to everyone. And we also granted an exemption for the elderly and the disabled members of the community."
Faith in facts
"Prayer rugs have recently been found on the Texas side of the border in the brush."
Patrick evidently helped put money into budget
"In 2013," Dan Patrick voted "against funding to test the backlog of rape kits, allowing rapists to walk free."
CORRECTED: Defending a Texas law
"Weeks after accepting a quarter-million-dollar campaign contribution" from a hospital board chairman, Greg Abbott went to court against victims of a drug-taking neurosurgeon.
We read the reports so you don't have to
My office sends federal "money back every year."
Duncan aide disputes Homeland Security
"At least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas" and there are "dozens more that did not get caught by the Border Patrol."
Democrat hasn't advocated state dollars for Central America
Leticia Van de Putte "opposed putting National Guard troops on the border, would send millions to Central American governments instead and wrote the law giving in-state tuition to illegal immigrants."
"I’ve been involved in prosecuting a terrorist member of ISIS."
Dan Patrick said that if women "get paid less than a man for the same job, that that’s not a problem."
Leticia Van de Putte "voted to give illegal immigrants in this country free health care--not emergency health care but total free health care."
One of 21 places where the jobs are advertised
The state-hired company that evaluates state-mandated student exams "goes on Craigslist to get examiners to read our students’ essays."
UPDATED: Davis agreed to toughen limit
A 2011 measure passed into law with Wendy Davis’ support "removes from the attorney general the ability to settle lawsuits just like" the school funding case.
"Greg Abbott and his surrogates have referred to women who have been the victims of rape or incest as though somehow what they are confronting is a minor issue."
UPDATED: Ted Nugent, behind the music
Greg Abbott "has campaigned with a sexual predator who has bragged about having sex with underage girls."
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