Statements about State Budget

Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.

"Greg Abbott said it would be a ‘waste’ to expand pre-k to all Texas children."

"Glenn Hegar promised to eliminate the property tax."

Dan Patrick "called for increasing the gas tax and the state sales tax."

"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."

David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."

Greg Abbott defended more than $5 billion in public school funding cuts in fighting hundreds of school districts in court.

$6 billion water bond program voters passed in 2011 "has yet to be tapped."

Wendy Davis is "threatening to raise taxes up to $35 billion."

"Thanks to (Rick) Perry's bad budgeting, the (Texas) highway department has to convert some modern paved state roads back to gravel."

Says that "unlike Texas, Missouri has a perfect AAA credit rating."

Says the 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."

"Our recent state budgets have far exceeded population and inflation growth."

Says the 2014-15 Texas budget increases spending by less than the rate of inflation and population growth.

Says Texas law requires state agencies to give preference to goods produced and grown in Texas.

Says Texas lawmakers agreed to cut state's rainy day fund in half, spending "$4 billion from current $8 billion."

Says that under Rick Perry’s plan, "Texas has cut funding for public schools by 25%."

"Most state employees did not receive any pay raise from 2009 to 2012."

Says businesses pay roughly 60 percent of taxes in Texas.

"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."

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