Articles from April, 2013
Bee Moorhead tweeted about Austin's local voter turnout being worse of late than in, say, 1973. Get out!
An employees group says most state workers got no raises from 2009 to 2012. That checked out.
Bill Hammond, who helms the Texas Association of Business, spoke up for business tax cuts by saying businesses pay 60 percent of taxes in the state. Really?
In a CNN interview, Perry said Obama has yet to respond to the 2010 letter on border security he tried to hand the president on the tarmac of a Texas airport. We see smoke.
Louie Gohmert said on C-SPAN that al Qaeda has camps south of the Rio Grande. That's speculative, we find.
David Dewhurst says Texas school systems lose 45 days to state-imposed tests. We did not find a firm factual basis for his figure.
You never know what you’ll hear on the Texas House floor. So it shouldn’t have been a surprise when a legislator said government props up a show glorifying cheating spouses.
PolitiFact in Washington took a longer look at a Ted Cruz claim about Medicaid expansion--and stuck with its original False rating.
Rick Perry says Barack Obama called Medicaid "broken." That’s Mostly True.
Austin’s hizzoner gets the polls right on Americans, including NRA members, widely supporting background checks before all gun purchases.
Kirk Watson said 29 Texas animal shelters use carbon monoxide to euthanize dogs and cats. That seems about right, though we also spoke with an official who said a rifle is locally preferred.
Perry, Cornyn and Cruz stood behind a claim that only 30 percent of Texas physicians accept new Medicaid patients. Survey says otherwise.