Statements we say are Half-True
Says "Essex County residents suffer the second highest property taxes in the nation."
"After I had resigned or announced my resignation, I abolished -- I prohibited pay-to-play for people that had county or state contracts."
Says "these ‘Jersey Shore’ folks, they’re from New York."
"New Jersey's poverty rate has increased since this governor took office and the number of New Jerseyans without health insurance has risen."
Says Democrats raised taxes over 115 times in the past 10 years, "making New Jersey increasingly unaffordable and chasing jobs to neighboring states."
Says Gov. Chris Christie "cut spending (by) $1 billion" and provided "$850 million in new education funding."
Says "New Jersey's unemployment is significantly lower than it was when I got here. And we've created 50,000 new private sector jobs in the last 20 months after having lost 117,000 in the year before I got here."
Says his administration balanced "two budgets with over $13 billion in deficits without raising taxes."
Because of Jim Whelan, "the 1990s are the only decade since the 1920s when the population of Atlantic City actually went up."
Says "New Jersey’s $1 billion horse racing industry … employs 13,000 individuals and ensures the preservation of 176,000 acres of horse farmland."
Says New Jersey is "losing 50 football fields of open space to development every day and the more we develop upstream the more flooding we have downstream."
"The average state pension, including managers, is $23,000 a year; and just $14,000 for local government workers."
"Since I introduced my budget -- first budget -- in March of 2010, we've created 50,000 new private-sector jobs for the people of this state."
Says the state’s pension and health benefits reform includes "the destruction of public sector collective bargaining rights."
"I built the last nuclear plant — not only in the state, but in the country."
"Recently we have seen our government debt grow by $3.4 trillion during the first 29 months of the Obama administration -- the equivalent of about $4 billion per day."
Says "the most dangerous time for children" is from "3 to 6 p.m., during which time juvenile crime rates triple"
Says the state budget "doubled property tax credits for seniors and middle class New Jerseyans" and had "no tax increases for any New Jersey family for the second year in a row."
"The firefighter and police officer pension system is not headed for bankruptcy, far from it. That’s because New Jersey first responders -- fire fighters and police officers -- have never missed making payments to the retirement system."
"Numerous studies have shown that these so-called right-to-work laws do not generate jobs and economic growth."
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