Statements about State Finances
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."
"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."
Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."
Says uncompensated health care costs absorbed by Texas hospitals are adding $1,800 a year to Texas private insurance rates.
Says Texas state funds were spent on "a TV series on spouses cheating on their wives, kind of glorifying the act of cheating."
Says Texas public school funding grew three times the rate of enrollment from 2002 to 2012.
Says Texas is "dead last in support for mental health."
Says Texas lawmakers last year expanded public education’s share of state spending.
Says a portfolio managed by the Texas General Land Office earned 22 percent last year while the state’s emergency reserve account experienced a 1 percent gain.
The 2011 Legislature did not cut Texas public school funding.
Says she balanced a $10 billion budget shortfall without raising taxes.
Says he signed legislation leading to 12 Texas abortion clinics being closed.
Says 282 Texas school districts have requested emergency waivers to increase elementary school class sizes because of "unprecedented fiscal challenges."
Says Rick Perry cut taxes.
Says Rick Perry increased spending in Texas by more than 50 percent.
Says that illegal immigrants get a $100,000 break on University of Texas tuition over four years.
Says "Rick Perry doubled spending in a decade."
Says Texas has "the fourth-lowest debt per capita of any state in the nation, and we are the lowest of any of the big states."
Says Texas is the only state that exempts jet fuel from its state motor fuels tax.
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