All stories featuring Susan Combs

State comptroller of Texas has never been a CPA

A candidate who is a CPA says the Texas state comptroller has never been one. Well, yeah.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, September 9th, 2013 at 09:47 a.m.

Fact-checking Rick Perry, who declares he won't run for governor in 2014

Rick Perry's promised  "exciting" plan? He's not seeking another term as governor at the least. See updates at For our part, we are posting the Truth-O-Meter report card for the longest-serving governor in Texas history--and True-to-Pants on Fire report cards for various officeholders surely hankering to move up once Perry moves on.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, July 8th, 2013 at 01:16 p.m.

Susan Combs knows the Truth-O-Meter

Susan Combs knows the Truth-O-Meter. That’s not so for all the prospective contenders to succeed her.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 at 05:32 p.m.

Texas judge read PolitiFact before finding school finance system unconstitutional

A news bulletin said PolitiFact influenced a judge’s decision that the Texas school funding system is again unconstitutional. Aw shucks. Really?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m.

Susan Combs on the Truth-O-Meter

The state comptroller has a Truth-O-Meter report card featuring two Flip-O-Meter checks.  

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 05:30 p.m.

A record Texas revenue surplus?

A close observer speculates about Texas government likely having a record revenue surplus -- reminding us of our state budget  fact checks.

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, September 13th, 2012 at 10:35 a.m.

Perry's abortion shift latest fodder for Flip-O-Meter

We warmed up the Flip-O-Meter to assess Rick Perry's shifting position on abortion. He's not the only Texas official who's received the flip-flop test.

By Meghan Ashford-Grooms :: Published on Thursday, December 29th, 2011 at 04:11 p.m.

Flip-flop for Susan Combs?

Years before the Formula One racetrack agreement became public knowledge in Central Texas, state Comptroller Susan Combs was a strong supporter. Yet on Nov. 15, 2011, she hit the brakes: Texas would not disburse $25 million in advance of the first race, she announced. We put her statement through PolitiFact’s Flip-O-Meter. Did Combs do a high-speed turn?

By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Monday, November 28th, 2011 at 06:19 a.m.

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