Statements we say are True
A database police use to look up wanted suspects excludes certain warrants issued by Atlanta Municipal Court.
Says the unemployment rate for college graduates is 4.4 percent and over 10 percent for noncollege-educated.
Georgia has had ʺmore bank failures than any other state.ʺ
"The average homeowner spends more than $2,000 each year on energy costs – more than on either real estate taxes or homeowners insurance."
The city of Atlanta has either the highest or second-highest average water bills in the country.
"[The state ethics commission] took absolutely the same percent of cuts as most other state agencies. … They were somewhere in the 7 percent range – same as the governor’s office."
"Two days of interest we pay to China is enough to buy one joint strike fighter [jet]."
"The United States death rate is two-and-a-half times higher for those who do not have a high school education."
The proposed transportation bill "could be the largest tax increase in Georgia history."
"The governor having a meeting ... isn't covered by the open meetings act."
There are cities and counties in Georgia that don’t have websites, and where elected officials don’t have email addresses.
Medicaid is the primary source of health insurance for 41.7 percent of Hispanic children in Georgia.
"The state of Georgia is near the bottom among states for SAT scores and graduation rates."
"[L]ess than one-tenth of Atlanta's transportation needs are covered" in a referendum to levy a 1-cent sales tax.
"The State Election Board has issued nearly $275,000 in fines to violators of absentee ballot laws."
"The right-to-work states are creating a lot more jobs today than the heavily unionized states."
Georgia is "one of only about seven states in the country" that has a AAA bond rating.
"America's wealthiest 25 percent pay 86 percent of total income taxes. Wealthiest 5 percent pay 60 percent of total income taxes."
"If you go strictly by the numbers, crime is down across the board. Last year we had a 10 percent decrease in the most serious crimes."
"There used to be 16 workers for every one person on Social Security. ... Now it’s three."
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