Latest Half-True Fact-checks in Missouri Jeff Jensen stated on November 20, 2019 in an interview with St. Louis Public Radio: "It’s nothing I do, but the probation office here in the Eastern District of Missouri is the best in the country. They have about a 7.5% recidivism rate, compared to national averages of 70 or 80%" Jean Evans stated on October 7, 2019 in Missouri Times article: "Missouri, in general, has more crime, percentage-wise, than the rest of the country. So, we are seeing overall crime throughout the country is going down but not here in Missouri." Nicole Galloway stated on October 12, 2019 in a mass email: "Missouri has one of the highest rates of uninsured children in the country." Glenn Kage stated on September 16, 2019 in a Missouri Times interview: "General Motors is making record profits." Cody Smith stated on February 21, 2019 in a statement: "On our current trajectory, we’ll be 2,000 prison beds short by 2021... We’ll need two new prisons soon, at the cost of $485 million over the next five years." Dave Muntzel stated on February 25, 2019 in legislative remarks: "One-fourth of the vehicles on (Missouri’s) highways are defective." Cindy O’Laughlin stated on February 14, 2019 in an opinion piece: "When comparing state by state, the data clearly demonstrates that over 20 other states with (Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs) are still substantially worse off than Missouri in terms of curbing the effects of opioid abuse." Cheri Toalson Reisch stated on April 1, 2019 in in the state House during discussion of a criminal justice bill: "We have an unemployment (rate of) 1.5 in Boone County, and we can’t find enough workers." Vicky Hartzler stated on February 1, 2019 in a claim on Facebook and Twitter: Says the University of Missouri "has been cleared of involvement" in academic fraud involving student athletes. Denny Hoskins stated on February 5, 2019 in an interview and multiple media reports: The sports betting bill would create "$12.5 million to $30.9 million in additional revenue for the state" Hannah Kelly stated on January 29, 2019 in an education budget hearing at the Missouri state capitol: "The schools in my district don't have a kitchen." Ed Emery stated on January 28, 2019 in legislative testimony: "80 percent of impeachments in Missouri have been against judges." Caleb Rowden stated on October 1, 2018 in a legislative report mailer: "The small cell bill is expected to create more than 20,000 jobs and attract $2 billion in capital investment, resulting in nearly $4 billion in economic growth over the next few years." Josh Hawley stated on October 25, 2018 in a debate: Says a manufacturing operation in his hometown that made gunstock for Remington rifles "closed down, we lost those jobs and it's been devastating for my little town." Claire McCaskill stated on October 2, 2018 in a campaign ad: "Nonpartisan experts have consistently ranked Claire one of the most independent senators — right in the middle." Senate Leadership Fund stated on October 16, 2018 in a campaign ad: Says Claire McCaskill "even said this about private planes, ‘that normal people can afford it.’" Claire McCaskill stated on September 10, 2018 in a Q&A at Truman State University: "I voted to defund sanctuary cities." Renee Hoagenson stated on August 28, 2018 in a tweet: "Missouri has the worst roads in the Midwest and nearly the worst roads in the country." Claire McCaskill stated on November 22, 2017 in a press release: "Fentanyl is now killing more Americans than heroin or any other opioid." Patrick McKenna stated on October 19, 2017 in a Kansas City Business Journal article: "Officials at Hyperloop One have referred to the route as one of the best they've ever seen." Roy Blunt stated on November 19, 2017 in an interview on "Meet the Press": "In the current law, if you report harassment, you're the one that has to go into 20 hours of counseling before you can decide whether you were really harassed." Stacey Newman stated on October 2, 2017 in a Missourinet article: "Part of this omnibus gun bill that year (was) legalizing machine guns in the state of Missouri." Eric Greitens stated on August 23, 2017 in a Facebook Live: "Since we took office, we have been outpacing the nation in job growth." Derrick Johnson stated on August 2, 2017 in a travel advisory: "African Americans in Missouri are 75 percent more likely to be stopped and searched by law enforcement officers than caucasians." William Lacy Clay stated on August 18, 2017 in an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: "Calling for the assassination of the president is a federal crime." Eric Greitens stated on August 23, 2017 in a Facebook live conversation: "Just in our first six months in office, Missouri moved up the rankings nine places ... of the best states to do business." Dan Hegeman stated on March 8, 2017 in a meeting with University of Missouri System Curator nominees: "We don’t give bonuses in the state of Missouri on any level of government." Eric Greitens stated on February 8, 2017 in a television interview: "Over the past 25 years, job growth in right-to-work states has been twice as high as in non-right-to-work states. ... The facts are just so clear that this is going to lead to more jobs and higher pay for the people of Missouri." Vicky Hartzler stated on March 14, 2017 in a press release: "Roughly one-fourth of rural Missourians are unable to purchase high-speed internet, which puts them at a disadvantage in everything from education to entertainment to health care." Eric Greitens stated on January 17, 2017 in State of the State address: "Three of the 11 most violent cities in the U.S. are in Missouri — St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield."