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Articles from July, 2012

Truth-O-Meter tests claims on Chris Christie's role in pension funding, job creation

Weekend claims target NJ governor's efforts in both areas.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Truth-O-Meter rules on weekend claims by Democratic congressman, GOP governor

Bill Pascrell claims President Barack Obama hasn't raised taxes, Chris Christie says using line-item vetoes slashed $360 million from New Jersey's budget.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Joe Kyrillos, Chris Christie claims rate False on Truth-O-Meter

U.S. Senate hopeful, governor cite wrong statistics in claims about national job creation, number of state employees.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Do dog catchers have to release their tax returns?

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said Mitt Romney "couldn’t be confirmed as a dog catcher" because he has refused to release multiple years of tax returns. Our colleagues at PolitiFact.com checked the requirements for dog catchers and others in government.

By Molly Moorhead :: Published on Monday, July 16th, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

Christie, Sweeney claims about taxes, teacher tenure tested on Truth-O-Meter

Gov. Chris Christie claims Sen. Paul Sarlo voted to raise income taxes after stating the budget would contain no new taxes; Senate President Stephen Sweeney says tenure has been modernized in New Jersey.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, July 10th, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Chris Christie trots out PolitiFact-tested claims in think tank appearance

In an appearance at the Brookings Institution, the governor repeated claims previously tested on the Truth-O-Meter, including statements on tax hikes, job growth and Medicaid spending

By Bill Wichert :: Published on Monday, July 9th, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

PolitiFact New Jersey tests claims on employment rate, college tuition

A Democratic congressman and a Republican state Senator faced the Truth-O-Meter this weekend.

By Caryn Shinske :: Published on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 7:30 a.m.

Chris Christie cites his accomplishments, criticizes Democrats in new radio ad

PolitiFact New Jersey checks out a few of the claims the governor makes in a new radio spot.

By Erin O'Neill :: Published on Monday, July 2nd, 2012 at 3:30 p.m.

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