Articles from April, 2012

Star-Ledger wins award for launch of Truth-O-Meter

PolitiFact New Jersey's arrival in the Garden State earns a press association honor.

PolitiFact and MTV team up for fantasy politics game

MTV will be using our Truth-O-Meter ratings to help power its new game, "Fantasy Politics '12." Players will gain or lose points based on the ratings candidates earn from PolitiFact.

Truth-O-Meter hands out False, True rulings on weekend claims

Claims checked about location of Mason-Dixon Line, cost of tolls to New York versus New Jersey income taxes.

Cory Booker says Newark led nation in reducing shootings, murders during his first mayoral term

The Brick City did see reductions in both crimes during that time, but did it lead the nation? PolitiFact New Jersey isn't so sure.

Pants on Fire, Half True rulings issued on weekend Truth-O-Meter claims

Claims about a gas boycott, impact of no income tax on job growth reviewed.

Dems, GOP each get a Mostly False from the Truth-O-Meter

Weekend claims about Medicaid funding, state budget revenue sources contain a hint of truth.

Christie claim about union dues for nonmembers of NJEA garners more than 100 comments

Readers debate rationale behind governor raising issue of union fees for non NJEA members.

Truth-O-Meter rates False weekend claims by Rep. Frank LoBiondo, NJGOP

Claims about the real cost of the federal health care plan, who gets the credit for New Jersey having a low risk of corruption go up against the Truth-O-Meter.