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Nancy Madsen joined PolitiFact Virginia in January 2012. Prior to that, she spent four years as a reporter at the Watertown Daily Times in New York, covering local government and business. She grew up in many places, but mostly Mississippi and Texas. She is a graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois and has an M.A. in journalism from Syracuse University.
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Recent stories from Nancy MadsenSorting through the Medicaid claims
The General Assembly is deadlocked over expanding Medicaid elgibility in Virginia and dubious statements abound. Here's a recap:Scores of Medicaid audits still leave holes
House Republicans are insisting Virginia's Medicaid system undergo a two-year audit before they'll consider expanding it. Gov. Terry McAuliffe says the program already has been studied to death and it's time for action.
We looked at dozens of Virginia Medicaid audits published in recent years to find out what they say about Virginia's $8 billion-a-year health program.
There's sunshine and darkness in Virginia's open-government laws
To see how Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act stacks up, we compared it to similar laws in Florida and Connecticut, two states that are recognized by experts for their strong open government laws.Introducing the Macker-Meter
The Macker-Meter will monitor what progress, if any, Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes on 17 of his campaign promises last year.McDonnell sums up his term
PolitiFact Virginia takes quick look at Gov. Bob McDonnell's last address to the General Assembly.Promises, promises...McDonnell fulfilled half of them
PolitiFact Virginia’s Bob-O-Meter has tracked the progress of 48 promises Bob McDonnell made when he ran for governor in 2009. McDonnell, with less than two weeks remaining in office, has fulfilled 24 of them.Voters go to the polls in New Jersey, Virginia
PolitiFact New Jersey and PolitiFact Virginia have been fact-checking the campaigns for governor. We recap some highlights of the races.Did Cuccinelli almost ruin the state's recruitment of Northrop Grumman?
As attorney general in 2010, Republican Ken Cuccinelli issued an opinion that Virginia colleges could not protect gay employees and students from discrimination. That action, Democrats say, almost caused Northrop Grumman cancel plans to move its corporate headquarters to Virginia.
PolitiFact Virginia took a look at the story, which has become an issue in this fall's gubernatorial election.
McAuliffe, Cuccinelli recycling dubious claims
Here's a look at some of the candidates' recurrent claims:McAuliffe's car troubles persist
GreenTech Automotive, an electric car company, is under federal investigation and has not lived up to the promises of its founder -- Democratic gubernatorial nominee Terry McAuliffe. Virginia officials raised concerns about the venture in 2009.
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