Associate Editor, Newark Star-Ledger
Tom Curran is the Associate Editor of the Newark Star-Ledger.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Tom Curran
"Barbara Buono by the numbers: As a Trenton politician, she voted to raise taxes 154 times. Under her, property taxes up 70 percent. Backed a 16 percent sales tax increase. Utilities, nursing homes, cell phones, parking lots, lottery wins, gyms – She taxed them all. Architect of Corzine’s budget, she drove New Jersey $2 billion into debt. Barbara Buono by the numbers: taking New Jersey backwards."
"Jon Corzine, elected governor. Teams up with Barbara Buono. $1.2 billion sales tax increase? Passed. Most spending in state history? Passed. After Buono named budget chair, taxes and fees increase 23 times in just two years. State debt? Up $13.4 billion. Unemployment? Doubled."
"To hear Gov. Christie tell it, everything in New Jersey is going just fine. Well I see another New Jersey with 400,000 unemployed. One of the worst jobless rates in the country. Working and middle class families have seen costs soar, from property taxes to college tuition."
"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."
Recent stories from Tom CurranFrank Lautenberg claims recalled by Truth-O-Meter
U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) went up against the Truth-O-Meter eight times on topics ranging from Amtrak funding to national healthcare and gun-control measuresGov. 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 meetingFrank 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 2014Fact-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 StateTruth-O-Meter has checked gun claims by NJ Democrats
PolitiFact New Jersey looks back at fact-checks on claims related to gun laws and violenceHappy 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 workBooker vs. the Truth-O-Meter
We look back at how Newark's mayor has done on claims ranging from crime to health care.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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