Bob Secter

Bob Secter is the director of investigations at the Better Government Association. He joined the BGA in October 2016.

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Bob Secter

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His comment misses the mark

Mostly False

No plan provided beyond brief mentions

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Earlier months, sure. But not all nine.

Recent stories from Bob Secter

Vallas, Emanuel point fingers over Chicago teacher pension freefall

In just a few decades, the bottom line at the retirement fund for Chicago teachers sunk from healthy to sickly. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and a possible re-election rival, former schools CEO Paul Vallas, are now trading shots over which of them is to blame.

When it comes to Illinois’ deficit, how bad is bad?

There are lots of different ways to measure Illinois’ fiscal crisis, and politicians usually seize on the yardstick that best fits their partisan agendas.

Wealthy Illinois candidates face tax disclosure minefield

Releasing details of tax returns presents a potential minefield for wealthy candidates like Rauner, Pritzker and Kennedy

Sorry Illinois politicians, PolitiFact is back

For a fact-challenged era in a fact-challenged state, The Better Government Association has enlisted as Illinois’ fact-checking referee.