The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Tennessee

"Shelby County donated – I’m sorry, gave – 44 schools to the city of Memphis."

"Fewer than 10 percent of those in the House are what anyone would classify as wealthy."

"This year’s redistricting has been the most open, interactive and transparent redistricting process in Tennessee history."

The state constitution "clearly says there’s not to be a state income tax in Tennessee."

AIDS was transmitted to humans because "one guy" had sex with "a monkey" and then started "having sex with men."

Congressman Scott DesJarlais "is spending his one year anniversary on vacation -- only working 6 days in all of January."

"Studies show that if we opened one reserve in Alaska now, in five years, gas prices could be at $2 a gallon."

"Congressman Phil Roe hands out $1.3M government check" from a federal program that "he voted against."

The United States is no longer "top nation in the globe on infrastructure," having fallen to 15th.

A typical married couple "will contribute $119,000" into Medicare but will "receive $357,000 in Medicare benefits over their lifetimes."

"Tennessee’s grocery tax is one of the highest in the nation."

U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher is "the only working farmer currently serving in the House."

"The Republicans have never done anything really to balance the budget."

New energy standards will take away "our freedom of choice and selection in the light bulbs we have in our homes."

Says a drug test can be performed for "just $4 or $5."

The education tax burden for Shelby County -- and Tennessee -- is "one of the lowest in the country."

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