Friday, June 24, 2011

Close-up: Texas under Perry; Health care falters in state, By PATRICIA KILDAY HART and GARY SCHARRER, HOUSTON CHRONICLE, Aug. 17, 2011, 8:04PM

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Rick Perry's so-called Texas "Miracle"

Here's how Texas ranks, in comparison with the other 49 states:

Progressivity of Tax Revenues: 44th.
Average Teacher Salary As A Percentage of Average Annual Pay: 49th.
State Aid Per Pupil in Average Daily Attendance: 47th.
Scholastic Assessment Test (SAT) Scores: 46th.
Percent of Population 25 and Older with a High School Diploma: 50th
Percent of the Population Without Health Insurance: 1st.
Percent of the Population with Employer Based Health Insurance: 46th.
Percent of Uninsured Children: 1st.
Air Pollution Emissions: 1st.
Rate of Incarceration: 2nd.

Thursday, June 09, 2011


state-by-state description of employment, marriage and adoption rights for LGBT people.

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