The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Virginia
U.S. Rep. Scott Rigell "wants gun owners in a federal registration system."
The transportation package passed by the General Assembly would impose the "largest tax increase in Virginia’s history."
"Over the last 20 years, the world has changed. It used to be that one could make a career out of working for one company. Today, the average worker stays at his or her job for barely four years."
Virginia is "the only state" that has a tradition of attorneys general resigning if they run for governor.
"The National Science Foundation spent $1.2 million paying seniors to play World of Warcraft to study the impact it had on their brain."
"Collectively states are spending more on Medicaid than they do on K-12 education."
In Virginia "there has been a billion dollars in surplus over the last three years. The legislature has spent less than 1 percent of that on roads."
Except for Virginia, "the other 49 states keep raising their gas tax."
"The brutal fact is, when it comes to education, America is slipping" behind other nations.
"One-third of the gasoline is purchased by out-of-state people" in Virginia
Says his plan to raise car registration to $56 would still leave Virginia with a fee that’s "equal to or lower than most states."
Says Virginia economic development officials "decided they didn’t want to bid on" his company's electric automobile plant.
Virginia "spends less per student today than we did in 2008."
Says his transportation plan "would make Virginia the first state in the nation to eliminate the state tax on gasoline."
There is "over 20 times more energy" in a proposed Southside uranium mining site than "there is in all the oil that’s estimated to be off Virginia’s coast"
Says Virginia is the biggest state that does not have a major league sports team.
"The average kid comes out of Virginia colleges with about $25,000-plus in debt."
Northern Virginia is the most "heavily trafficked place in the country."
Says budget savings by reducing pay and benefits for federal employees total $103 billion over 10 years -- more than $50,000 per worker.
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