Latest Fact-checks in County Budget Debbie Mucarsel-Powell stated on August 21, 2020 in an ad: After a bridge collapse killed six people, Carlos Gimenez extended a $130 million contract to the construction company, where one of his sons worked and for which another lobbied. Kim Gray stated on March 3, 2020 in a radio interview.: “Even Fairfax County doesn’t pay the kind of (school administration) salaries that Richmond is paying right now.” Facebook posts stated on December 31, 2019 in social media posts: "California's Attorney General, Xavier Becerra is putting together plans to raise property tax revenue by eliminating the only thing keeping some people's property tax from sky rocketing, Prop 13." Steve Chabot stated on September 6, 2018 in a campaign ad: Says Aftab Pureval is "lying" about his office’s "$400,000 projected deficit." Edward Cox stated on May 1, 2018 in an interview on The Capital Pressroom: Marc Molinaro "has cut taxes, his budget now is lower than it was six years ago" in Dutchess County Travis Forward stated on October 23, 2017 in a mailer advocating voter approval of Travis County bond propositions: "The Travis County propositions will not raise your taxes! If you are 65 or older, your property taxes are frozen." Scott Walker stated on June 5, 2017 in an interview: When he was Milwaukee County executive, "eight years in a row we pushed through budgets that did not increase the tax levy from the previous year." Chris Abele stated on May 18, 2017 in an interview: Says David Clarke reduced the number of Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies "from about 700 and something to 300 and something." Karen Handel stated on March 21, 2017 in an interview: "As chairman of the Fulton board of commissioners, I turned a $100 million deficit into a balanced budget." Bill de Blasio stated on November 18, 2016 in a WNYC interview: On Donald Trump’s plan to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities, "because of a decision by the Supreme Court, no president's in a position to cut off funding across the board. It has to be very specific to the matter at hand." Chris Malone stated on September 28, 2016: Says Democratic challenger for his N.C. House seat "raised taxes on clothing, school supplies – even baby diapers!" Gerald Daugherty stated on October 17, 2016 in his campaign website: Says he’s "taken an 8% pay decrease in each of the nine years he has been in office." Chris Abele stated on March 3, 2016 in an interview: The Mitchell Park Domes "lose about $1 million-plus every year" and "the number of people going to the Domes has been going down." Jason Nassour stated on February 18, 2016 in a Facebook post: Says Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty "claims to have taken a pay cut, but for 2016, he voted to raise his salary by 19.6 percent." Wisconsin Working Families Party stated on January 15, 2016 in a direct mail flier: Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele spent "$100,000 of taxpayer money on a new luxury SUV." Chris Larson stated on January 7, 2016 in a Facebook post: Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele "once proposed a plan to end county funding to homeless shelters." Charlotte Nash stated on November 17, 2015 in a statement: Since 2008, Gwinnett County’s population has grown 15 percent, while the county government staff has increased only 1 percent. Chris Abele stated on November 2, 2015 in a TV ad: Says he balanced the Milwaukee County budget "without raising taxes five years in a row." Kenneth Block stated on August 23, 2015 in TV interview: "The cost of fire in Rhode Island is anywhere from 33 percent to 100 percent more expensive than anywhere else we could find." Tim Lee stated on June 30, 2015 in mass email: Cobb County businesses have already been awarded contracts worth $250 million on construction of a new Braves stadium. Lee May stated on June 2, 2015 in a press release: "Our reserves are now in much better shape than they were just a few years ago." Lee May stated on January 22, 2015 in the 2015 State of the County address: DeKalb County has graduated five police academies and three fire academies to help reach its ambitious hiring goals in both departments. Mary Burke stated on October 17, 2014 in a debate: Says Scott Walker cut funding to local governments in Wisconsin, contributing to the "second-largest increase in violent crime" in the Midwest. Wisconsin Professional Police Association stated on September 25, 2014 in a news conference: Data on violent crime shows Wisconsin "has become less safe than it was when Scott Walker took office." David A. Clarke Jr. stated on July 27, 2014 in an interview: "I've either balanced every budget or we turned back a surplus." Charlotte Nash stated on July 15, 2014 in at a commission meeting : Gwinnett County government has made "significant cutbacks in staffing." John Chisholm stated on June 2, 2014 in a letter: Says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has "deputies collecting overtime while sitting passively in chairs watching courthouse security personnel work." ChangeAustin.org stated on February 26, 2014 in an email blast: Sarah Eckhardt "refused to take her own pay increases repeatedly." David A. Clarke Jr. stated on January 31, 2014 in an interview: Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year." David Cullen stated on January 1, 2014 in a constituent newsletter: Action by the Milwaukee County Board will "provide the County Executive with the same level of security as the Governor and the Mayor of Milwaukee while saving taxpayers $300,000."