Politifact http://tpr.org en Does Texas Rank Last In Mental Health Spending? http://tpr.org/post/does-texas-rank-last-mental-health-spending <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/kut/audio/2013/01/Q&#38;A_Donahue-Selby_on_Politifact_Mental_Health.mp3" class="asset-audio">Politifact: Does Texas Rank Last in Mental Health Spending?</a><p>Today President Obama is expected to release details of proposals from a gun violence task force convened in the wake of the Sandy Hook shootings.<p>In the days following Sandy Hook, many experts and pundits spoke of the need for better mental health care and screening.<p> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:32:11 +0000 Emily Donahue, KUT News 4848 at http://tpr.org Does Texas Rank Last In Mental Health Spending? Checking Numbers On Texas Medicaid Orthodontics Spending http://tpr.org/post/checking-numbers-texas-medicaid-orthodontics-spending A <a href="http://www.pewstates.org/research/reports/falling-short-85899434875">new study by the Pew Center on the States</a> gave Texas a D for its pediatric dental health, as a leading state legislator says the state of Texas spent more Medicaid money on orthodontia for children than all the other states combined.<p>The Austin American-Statesman’s PolitiFact unit wondered about that.<p>And KUT’s Emily Donahue spoke with Gardner Selby of the <em>Statesman</em>’s <a href="http://www.politifact.com/texas/">PolitiFact Texas</a> to get the scoop.<p><a href="http://www.house.state.tx.us/members/me Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:23:11 +0000 Emily Donahue, KUT News 4613 at http://tpr.org Checking Numbers On Texas Medicaid Orthodontics Spending Zombie Voters and Honesty in Politics http://tpr.org/post/zombie-voters-and-honesty-politics <p>Dead voter letters are one way that Texas scrubs its voter registration rolls. Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector and voter registrar Don Sumners says he’s not going along with the Texas plan to scrub the voter rolls, and the state says he is violating the law. Gardner Selby with Politifact Texas talks about how they check statements made by politicians.</p><p> Fri, 14 Sep 2012 16:44:32 +0000 David Martin Davies 623 at http://tpr.org Zombie Voters and Honesty in Politics