Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Laura Figueroa

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Laura Figueroa

Mostly True

A billion here, a billion there . . .

 National Republican Congressional Committee
National Republican Congressional Committee

"The federal government borrows $4 billion every day."

— PolitiFact Rhode Island

False

Hardened killers, yes; all from foster care, no

True

Even with conflicts of interest, state law calls only for disclosure

True

Tourist dollars help bolster jobs

Recent stories from Laura Figueroa

Startling claims spring from debate on elections bills

Two elections bills moving through the Florida Legislature are sparking claims about voter fraud and inefficient voting methods. We take a look at a couple of the more startling claims. 

Fact-checking the Florida constitutional amendments

Once you get past the high-profile Senate and governor's races on Nov. 2, 2010, you'll find a half-dozen proposed constitutional amendments. We fact-checked those issues, too. 

Fact-checking the 'Ground Zero mosque' debate

We temper emotional appeals over the proposed mosque near Ground Zero with a few fact-checks.