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Bill Wichert

PolitiFact New Jersey Reporter

Bill Wichert is a PolitiFact New Jersey reporter for the Star-Ledger.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Bill Wichert

"In the entire public school system in Camden last year, only three students graduated college ready."

Says under Mayor Cory Booker, Newark has seen "violent crime up five years in a row, murder up five years in a row."

"Every single month since 1985 has been warmer than the historic average. All 12 of the warmest years on record have come in the last 15 years."

"Most of the U.S. Senate is comprised of multimillionaires."

"We have a governor who's vetoed measures like increasing our minimum wage and restoring the earned income tax cut."

Says "right now, we have more military spending than the next 10, 11, 12 countries combined."

Says the pension and health benefits reform "eliminated collective bargaining for health benefits."

Says "in Katrina, they approved $60 billion within 10 days of the storm on a voice vote."

Says "on the state level, we spend less today than Jon Corzine spent in fiscal year 2008, five years later."

Says "the area damaged by Hurricane Sandy represents roughly 10 percent of our nation's economy."

Recent stories from Bill Wichert
Fact-checking Chris Christie on the 'Late Show with David Letterman'

In between doughnut jokes, Chris Christie talked about federal aid for the victims of Hurricane Sandy. PolitiFact New Jersey checks the facts.

Obama praised, criticized in fact-checks on the Truth-O-Meter

As President Barack Obama takes the stage for his ceremonial inauguration, we’re revisiting claims made about the president by chain e-mails and politicians in the Garden State

Happy New Year! PolitiFact New Jersey looks back on 2012 fact-checks, and ahead to the politics of 2013

From campaign-related claims to statements about tax cuts and job growth, PolitiFact New Jersey put the Truth-O-Meter to work

Fact-checks on gun control and gun violence

The shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 26 people has reopened a national debate about gun control. As it unfolds, you might hear some familiar claims. Here's our roundup.

Fact-checks on gun control and gun violence

The shooting in Newtown, Conn., that killed 26 people has reopened a national debate about gun control. As it unfolds, you might hear some familiar claims. Here's our roundup.

Menendez defeats Kyrillos for U.S. Senate, House incumbents sail to victory

From U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez to New Jersey's sitting congressmen, incumbents soundly fended off their challengers in Tuesday's election

PolitiFact New Jersey’s Guide to Voting on Election Day

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, New Jerseyans are set to cast their ballots at alternate polling places and via e-mail or fax

In Context: “Government’s the only thing that we all belong to”

Gov. Chris Christie has joined other GOP leaders in blasting a statement from a video played during the Democratic National Convention

Ad Watch: A look at Obama's attacks on Romney's tax and Medicare stances

The sticking point is that Romney hasn’t specified what exemptions, deductions and loopholes he wants to get rid of. So it’s impossible to tell if the math in Romney’s tax plan adds up.

Democrats on offensive before President Obama’s convention speech

President Barack Obama makes his case tonight for four more years in office during the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

Before he takes the stage, PolitiFact, PolitiFact Georgia and the AJC Truth-O-Meter tested a few more claims made this week during the convention by Democratic leaders.

We will continue monitoring speakers throughout the Charlotte gathering, just like we did for the Republicans in Tampa.

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And check our Facebook page throughout the day. We update it with new convention fact checks morning, noon and night.
 

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