Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Calling all cars for Texas balanced budget boasts

David Dewhurst's budgetary claim probably isn't unique. What have you noticed from others?
David Dewhurst's budgetary claim probably isn't unique. What have you noticed from others?

David Dewhurst, seeking re-election as lieutenant governor, said on Twitter this weekend that he balanced six budgets without raising taxes.

We haven’t checked that precise statement. But we’re familiar with state lawmakers touting how they personally kept spending in line. Notably, the Texas Constitution requires each budget to be balanced. Also, it’s fair to say that no single lawmaker merits credit for fulfilling that mandate.

Dewhurst isn’t alone in talking up his budgetary role. Now we seek your help in compiling similar budgetary claims by candidates on the March primary ballots. Write us here if you spot one? Or, nudge us via Twitter and Facebook.

See Dewhurst’s tweet to the right where we’ve also piled up some of our past fact checks gauging the accuracy of state budget claims.