More relief in 2006
I "helped pass what, if enacted, would be the largest tax cut in Texas history through the State Senate."
Room to improve
Texas agriculture is "at 98 percent efficiency" in water use and "just about maxed out as to what we can do on the conservation end of it."
Different measures show New York worse
Austin has "gone from being the 24th most congested city just about 10 years ago to being the fourth most congested — more congested than NYC."
UPDATED: 14 weren't a senator or a governor
"About half of the presidents have been governors; half of them, senators."
Pizza time travel
"Fifteen years ago, you couldn't even get a pizza delivered in that neighborhood."
Tough all over
"The unemployment rate among blacks in Texas is 9.5% -- far more than double white unemployment -- and wages have fallen for black workers in Texas since 2000."
Governments say nothing doing
"ISIS camp a few miles from Texas, Mexican authorities confirm."
On in-state tuition for unauthorized immigrants.
"Legislation being considered in Texas would strip the salaries and pensions of clerks who issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples — even if the Supreme Court strikes down Texas’ marriage ban later this year."
"Half of all Americans have less than $10,000 in their savings account."
Seem iffy? Probably is
Says Ted Cruz said, "There is no place for gays or atheists in my America. None. Our Constitution makes that clear."
"We have towns in West Texas that are out of water, that are having to truck in water."
Hurd cited focus on other committees
"Just two weeks ago, Congressman Hurd quit his post on the House Committee on Small Business saying that he was unable to find the time to serve."
UPDATED: True--in 2000
"Today roughly half of born-again Christians aren’t voting. They’re staying home."
Speculative and wrong
Says Ted Cruz just flip-flopped about the president needing to be U.S.-born.
Not every test, not every place
Dallas "African-American and Hispanic students pass AP exams at a higher rate than any other place in America."
Post created in 1999
Ted Cruz was "the longest-serving solicitor general in the history of Texas."
Annual demonstrations, not a holiday
"Here, we have Thanksgiving, we have Christmas, we have the 4th of July. Every year in Iran, they celebrate Death to America day."
Texas rates most schools acceptable or better
A "majority of our students are trapped in" underperforming schools.
Aide: He meant to talk jobs
Texas this fiscal year will "have more money in reserve than the other 49 states combined."
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