Latest Fact-checks in Pennsylvania Scott Wagner stated on October 11, 2018 in Campaign email: "Our unemployment rate is 20 percent higher than the national average." Jeff Bartos stated on October 6, 2018 in a televised debate: Capital punishment is a "specific deterrent with the most heinous crimes." National Republican Congressional Committee stated on September 12, 2018 in a TV ad: Scott Wallace wants to tax families of five for 'irresponsible breeding' Mike Pence stated on July 22, 2018 in an opinion piece for the Philadelphia Inquirer: "[The] unemployment rate in the Philadelphia metro area is now at its lowest level ever recorded." Lou Barletta stated on June 7, 2018 in an interview: "The city that I was mayor of was 50 percent Latino, and I won with 90 percent of the vote..." Donald Trump stated on June 4, 2018 in a tweet: Philadelphia Eagles players stayed "in the Locker Room for the playing of our our National Anthem" or were "kneeling." Keith Rothfus stated on May 22, 2018 in a press release: "Since the end of the financial crisis, we have seen an average of one community bank or credit union disappear every day." Scott Wagner stated on May 21, 2018 in Fundraising email: Gov. Wolf is trying to implement "a severance tax that would be financed by Pennsylvania’s working class" Paul Mango stated on May 7, 2017 in a campaign video: "Today, we (in Pennsylvania) have higher unemployment and lower job growth than most." Tom Wolf stated on March 23, 2018 in Campaign video: "Pennsylvania (is) the only state in the country not to tax drillers." Donald Trump stated on March 14, 2018 in Private fundraiser: Says Conor Lamb "ran on a campaign that said very nice things about me." Conor Lamb stated on March 13, 2018 in an election night speech: Says he didn't take "corporate PAC money." Lou Barletta stated on November 29, 2017 in a tweet: "GDP is booming. Let’s spread the prosperity to the middle class with big #TaxCuts. Our #TaxReform package doubles standard deduction, brings $$$ back home, and reduces rates for ALL taxpayers. We will #MAGA." Martina White stated on August 31, 2017 in In a statement to the Northeast Times: "It is shocking to me that Police Commissioner Richard Ross and Mayor Jim Kenney allowed this illegal occupation to go on for hours without taking any action to enforce the law…" Scott Wagner stated on August 2, 2017 in a campaign video.: Eighty percent of the school tax bills in the state of Pennsylvania went up over last year. Paul Mango stated on July 24, 2017 in a Facebook post: "As Governor, Wolf has already proposed more than $8B in tax increases." Jeff Sessions stated on July 21, 2017 in In a speech: Preliminary murder rates in Philadelphia "will put the murder rate at the highest of this decade in the city." Bob Casey stated on July 5, 2017 in a tweet: The GOP health care proposal would slash more than $135 million in federal funding available to PA schools. Pat Toomey stated on July 5, 2017 in At a "town hall": "Sanctuary cities are extremely dangerous." Pat Toomey stated on June 25, 2017 in On "Face The Nation": "Remember, Obamacare created a new category of eligibility. Working-age, able-bodied adults with no dependents for the first time became eligible for Medicaid if their income is below 138 percent of the poverty level. We’re going to continue that eligibility. No one loses coverage." Bill Peduto stated on June 1, 2017 in in a tweet: "Fact: Hillary Clinton received 80% of the vote in Pittsburgh." Michael Untermeyer stated on May 10, 2017 in a campaign ad.: "Michael Untermeyer has been a Democrat for more than 40 years." Larry Krasner stated on May 1, 2017 in the platform section of his campaign website: "Larry Krasner is the only candidate running for District Attorney who explicitly pledges to never seek the death penalty." Tariq El-Shabazz stated on April 28, 2017 in In a statement responding to a news article: "In my 30 year career including dozens of capital cases, not a single client of mine has ever been sentenced to death." Wawa Welcome America stated on April 13, 2017 in in a press release: "The Wawa Welcome America festival (features) . . . America's largest free concert." Bruce Kraus stated on March 22, 2017 in an interview with The Incline: "Data shows that vehicle break-in is the No. 1 crime in the city, but also the No. 1 crime in the South Side Flats, and it’s closely followed by assault." Wendell Young stated on March 31, 2017 in an op-ed: House Bill 991 "could lead to the opening of as many as 2,000 new liquor stores." Brian Sims stated on March 31, 2017 in In a fundraising message: "Finally, I will continue to fight against Republicans like Martina White, who like Trump, wants to deport all of our hard working immigrant brothers and sisters and white wash America." Bloggers stated on February 18, 2017 in In an article: Says former Sen. Rick Santorum said, "Sometimes pregnancy is God’s way of comforting rape victims." Scott Wagner stated on March 28, 2017 in in a State Impact article.: "...the earth moves closer to the sun every year – you know the rotation of the earth. We’re moving closer to the sun."