Latest True Fact-checks in Missouri Josh Hawley stated on September 10, 2019 in a tweet: "Meth production in MO has cratered over last decade. MO Hwy Patrol reported 1,326 meth lab seizures in 2006, only 50 in 2018." Roy Blunt stated on August 13, 2019 in a Facebook post: "U.S. agricultural & food exports are expected to increase more than $2 billion annually under #USMCA" Tracy McCreery stated on April 8, 2019 in a legislative debate: "Suicide is the second-leading cause of death among 15-19 year olds and 25-34 year olds in Missouri." Patricia Pike stated on April 11, 2019 in a legislative debate: "Over 30 states passed the legislation to ban powdered alcohol," and Missouri is not one of them Maxine Lipeles stated on February 24, 2019 in a newspaper article: "All the ponds in Missouri for which we have data are causing groundwater contamination. … This is a statewide issue." Clif Smart stated on February 14, 2019 in a tweet: "Missouri ranks 45th in the nation in per capita state fiscal support for higher education and Missouri State is last among Missouri schools." Tommie Pierson Jr. stated on February 18, 2019 in a Missouri Legislative Black Caucus press conference: Says "zero" African Americans have presented to the House Budget Committee in 2019. Mike Parson stated on January 24, 2019 in an interview on KCUR: "We are always going to need architects, doctors, we’re going to need professionals with four-year degrees. But 65 to 70 percent of the people in Missouri don’t have degrees." Mike Parson stated on January 16, 2019 in his state of the state speech: "We maintain this (Missouri highway) system with one of the lowest levels of funding in the country." Roy Blunt stated on December 1, 2018 in a tweet: The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019 "includes the largest pay raise in nearly 10 years." Crystal Quade stated on December 8, 2018 in an interview: Missouri "had the largest amount of millennial Democrats running than any other state in the country." Jason Smith stated on November 9, 2018 in a tweet: "In fact 7 out of 10 new jobs in America are created by small businesses." Claire McCaskill stated on September 10, 2018 in a Q&A at Truman State University: "My opponent is endorsed by Citizens United." Ann Wagner stated on August 27, 2018 in a tweet: "Since passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Walmart 'increased their starting wage to $11/hr & has given about $400 million in bonuses.'" Claire McCaskill stated on August 23, 2018 in an op-ed for the Springfield News-Leader: Says a Josh Hawley lawsuit "would take away important prescription drug coverage for seniors through Medicare and end all of the consumer protections under the ACA." Roy Blunt stated on September 8, 2017 in a tweet: "Our tax code has nearly doubled since 1985." Roy Blunt stated on September 8, 2017 in a tweet: "Nearly 2/3 of rural Missourians don’t have access to broadband. That needs to change." Claire McCaskill stated on April 5, 2017 in a news release: "Due to the recent downturn in steel production, more than 13,600 Americans have been laid off and the steel industry is facing billions in losses." Allen Andrews stated on February 24, 2017 in an article on KMAland.com: "Missouri is actually the only state that has been forced to borrow money from the federal government to pay for unemployment benefits during each of the last five economic downturns." Claire McCaskill stated on February 14, 2017 in a press release on her website: Small businesses "create two out of every three American jobs." Catherine Hanaway stated on June 6, 2016 in Missouri: "Only half of the murders in the city of St. Louis get solved." Chris Koster stated on April 14, 2016 in a tweet: "Closing the tobacco loophole would save Missouri taxpayers $50,000,000" Catherine Hanaway stated on March 17, 2016 in a debate: "As a former federal prosecutor, I prosecuted over 4,000 cases." Catherine Hanaway stated on March 17, 2016 in a debate: "The barber regulation here in Missouri is 10,000 words long….the book of Revelation is (also) 10,000 words long." Vicky Hartzler stated on October 9, 2015 in an interview on ABC's "This Week": "Twenty-five percent of our kids in foster care are there because their parents are involved in drugs." Roy Blunt stated on September 4, 2015 in at the Missouri State Fair: "The world food demand is going to double sometime between now and 2070." Peter Kinder stated on October 16, 2015 in a tweet: "After today, @GovJayNixon will have been overridden more times than all previous governors in #MO history #moleg"