Statements we say are Mostly True
"Just in the past 10 years, college tuition has increased 28 percent."
"In 2011, NJ economy ranked 47th--at the bottom with Alabama, Mississippi & Wyoming. Under Christie, NJ is falling behind."
"It took us four years to balance the budget. Then I gave you four surplus budgets for the first time in more than 70 years, paid $600 billion down on the national debt."
"Women have come through the recession worse off than men … the numbers bear that out. We went from a 7 percent unemployment rate for women when he (President Barack Obama) was elected to an 8.1 percent now."
"New Jersey has the largest transit system in the entire country."
Says New Jersey Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek "froze all those monies during the toughest years in ‘08-’09" and "refused to give the charitable dollars that he was required to give by the contract."
Says when New Jersey adopted guaranteed coverage and cost provisions without a mandate individual health insurance market rates "doubled or tripled" and enrollment dropped from 180,000 people to 80,000 people.
Says "New Jersey has the most educated population of all the states in this country."
Says there have been "well over" 54 million abortions since 1973.
"A clear majority of Americans support removing the cost-sharing requirement for prescription contraceptive coverage."
"They're paying a less rate of tax -- these richest people in America -- than they have in the last 80 years."
"New Jersey has the second highest rate of institutionalization" of people with developmental disabilities "in America. Only Texas puts more of its citizens -- confines more of its citizens -- to institutions than New Jersey. "
"The governor is trying to take credit for recent actions taken by these companies. The problem is that for all three companies, the decision to move or stay in New Jersey happened before Chris Christie became governor."
Says Chris Christie "inherited the highest taxes in America and the worst unemployment in the region."
"United States of America is twenty-sixth in school performance in the world."
"And by the way, when I was governor, I did make the payment into the pension fund."
"Many types of fish and shellfish from waters across the state are labeled unsafe to eat."
"In 1958, there were 16 states in this country that prohibited -- prohibited -- an African-American and a Caucasian from being married."
"Opinion polls show that the majority of Americans, and the majority of New Jerseyans, favor marriage equality for same sex couples."
"(The Opportunity Scholarship Act) would be funded directly from public school budgets. So it would absolutely take money out of the public school system to transfer to private and religious schools."
How to contact us:
We want to hear your suggestions and comments. Email the New Jersey Truth-O-Meter with feedback and with claims you'd like to see checked. If you send us a comment, we'll assume you don't mind us publishing it unless you tell us otherwise.
Browse The New Jersey Truth-O-Meter:
Keep up to date with Politifact New Jersey: