Politics & Government

February 16, 2011

'Texas on the Brink' report says state lags in education, health care

Texas Democratic lawmakers released a compendium of statistics Tuesday showing that the state lags behind much of the nation in providing needed services to its residents. Entitled "Texas on the Brink," the report countered Gov. Rick Perry's upbeat depiction of Texas as one of the nation's leading success stories by showing that the state performs poorly in categories such as education, health care, per capita income and quality of life.

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