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.
Rick Perry's promised "exciting" plan? He's not seeking another term as governor at the least. See updates at statesman.com. 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. 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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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