Statements about State Finances
"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 he would be first CPA to serve as Texas comptroller.
Says that "unlike Texas, Missouri has a perfect AAA credit rating."
"Our recent state budgets have far exceeded population and inflation 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."
"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.
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