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Nathan Deal is running for Georgia governor in 2010.

Recent statements involving Nathan Deal

Says restoring Georgia pre-k to a 180-day program was a "real result" of his leadership.

Georgia has saved $20 million through changes in criminal sentencing.

A "real result" of his term is Georgia having "the lowest taxes per capita of any state."

"We have been confronted with an unexpected storm that has hit the metropolitan area."

"During my administration, funding for education has increased by over $930 million."

Recent stories featuring Nathan Deal

Who knew? A round up of fact-checks that proved true:

PolitiFact attempts to parse political truth from political fiction.

We find plenty of fiction. But it’s important to remember that PolitiFact Georgia also discovers that politicians and power brokers sometimes hit the nail squarely on the head.

PolitiFact Georgia published more than 240 fact checks in 2013,and 37 of those rated True on the AJC Truth-O-Meter. That compared with 26 that were rated False and 17 that earned our lowest designation, Pants On Fire. The remainder fell in the Mostly True, Half True and Mostly False categories.

Today we look at our favorite fact checks of 2013 where the politicians got it right.

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The Transportation Tax – Truth, Lies and Gridlock :

As the referendum on a tax to fund transportation projects for metro Atlanta nears, our fact check tally rises. 

Your PolitiFact Georgia scribes have completed nearly two dozen fact checks on Tuesday's referendum, which has made bedfellows out of earstwhile enemies.  The Sierra Club has joined forces with members of Georgia's Tea Party to oppose the measure, while Chamber of Commerce-types have allied with sustainability advocates to rally for it.

Want to comment on our findings? It's easy. Just go to our Facebook page and hit the "like" button. And you are free to express yourself, pro or con.

Those for and against the one-percent tax increase say that the facts and figures are on their side. Sometimes they are. Other times they aren’t.

We'll tell you who's right in this roundup of our rulings.

And check back soon. We'll post more as we write new stories.

Here’s how both sides have fared so far:

Truth-O-Meter gets education on education:

A state investigation that confirmed reports of widespread cheating at Atlanta Public Schools sent politicians into full spin mode. Last week, PolitiFact Georgia found some of those pols were well worth a fact check -- or two.

The Truth-O-Meter first put former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin to the test. She said ex- Superintendent Beverly Hall, who was implicated in the scandal, left APS better than she found it. Franklin earned another check when she said that only a small percentage of district educators were involved in cheating.   

Midweek, PolitiFact Georgia took a break from education matters to see whether Gov. Nathan Deal fulfilled a promise on zero-based budgeting. Then we aimed the Truth-O-Meter at state Rep. Ralph Long, who laid some of the blame for APS cheating at the feet of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.

How did politicians fare? Read shortened versions of these fact checks below.

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Meters tackle history, landfill waste:

Trust your Truth-O-Meter and Deal-O-Meter to master topics as different as fiscal responsibility, President Ronald Reagan and landfill waste.

Last week, the Truth-O-Meter examined an attack that blamed two Democratic congressmen from Georgia for the nation’s fiscal problems.  

It also performed a second check of former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s knowledge of Reagan history. The Republican presidential candidate keeps name-dropping the conservative hero. Now, he’s comparing himself to him.

To top it off, the Deal-O-Meter rated a promise by Gov. Nathan Deal that he will reduce landfill waste.  

Watch out. PolitiFact Georgia’s a quick study.

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Tireless Truth-O-Meter travels time:

PolitiFact Georgia sent the Truth-O-Meter on assignment last week. Its destination: the past.

It traveled to the civil rights era to assess whether Birmingham was truly the "cradle of the civil rights movement." It visited President Ronald Reagan’s successful 1980 campaign to check a claim by former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich, and stopped during Reconstruction’s early days to look at similarities between current Georgia immigration laws and the infamous Black Codes.

Then our gizmo, ever tireless, roved the fields of current-day South Georgia to check out a pilot program that uses probationers to ease a labor shortage. Abbreviated versions of those fact-checks can be found below.

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