Friday, October 31st, 2014

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.

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 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.

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.

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?

Susan Combs on the Truth-O-Meter

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

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.

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.

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?