PolitiFact New Jersey editor
Caryn Shinske has covered government and politics in three states. She was a reporter and metro editor at two Central New Jersey newspapers prior to joining The Star-Ledger, and also worked at newspapers in Indiana and New York.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Caryn Shinske
"If anyone should know irresponsible it should be Senator Buono. She’s the one, her budget left us with a $2 billion budget deficit in fiscal 10 that I had to fix. Her mistakes. And for fiscal year 2011 an $11 billion budget deficit. Her mistakes, along with her partner Jon Corzine."
"Under Republican Chris Christie, New Jersey had the highest increase in unemployment in the country last year. Nearly 1 in 10 jobless. The worst unemployment in the region. Near the bottom in economic growth, yet Christie protected a tax cut for millionaires but vetoed a minimum wage hike."
Recent stories from Caryn ShinskeGov. Chris Christie claims Scooby-Doo was his favorite show when he was 4 years old
Governor and 4-year-old boy discuss cartoons at Branchburg town hall meetingChris Christie's budget address included claims familiar to the Truth-O-Meter
Speech referenced handful of past claims, from the existence of a $13 billion deficit to where New Jersey ranks nationally in institutionalizing the mentally illFrank Lautenberg versus the Truth-O-Meter: A look back
New Jersey's senior senator announced Thursday that he would not seek re-election to a sixth term in 2014Truth-O-Meter has checked gun claims by NJ Democrats
PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at fact-checks on claims related to gun laws and violenceCory Booker files paperwork for U.S. Senate; how's he done against the Truth-O-Meter?
Cory Booker has filed paperwork with the Federal Election Commission that marks a first step toward his running for Frank Lautenberg's Senate seat in 2014.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.Booker vs. the Truth-O-Meter
We look back at how Newark's mayor has done on claims ranging from crime to health care.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.Truth-O-Meter hands down mixed results on gun claims
In the wake of the Newtown, Conn., mass shootings, PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at past gun claims made by some members of the New Jersey congressional delegation.Sen. Barbara Buono claims versus the Truth-O-Meter: Mostly True, Mostly False
The state senator from Middlesex County has had mixed results on claims about job gains, unemployment benefits and poverty
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