Latest Fact-checks in County Government Stand For Children Tennessee stated on October 24, 2012 in in a post on Facebook.: Says that "Tennessee law requires that schools receive half of proceeds -- $31 million per year" -- from a half-cent increase in the Shelby County sales tax. Clackamas County Commission stated on August 23, 2012 in a press release: Clackamas County Commissioners "approved a re-negotiated agreement to lower the county’s contribution to TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project to $19.9 million from $25 million." Martavius Jones stated on July 13, 2012 in an interview on the Fox 13 News program "Memphis in the Morning.": "From a standpoint of the county government, neither school system has received an increase in funding over the past six years." Multnomah County stated on July 10, 2012 in a public health campaign: Says "Your kid just ate 16 packs of sugar." Clackamas County Democrats stated on June 22, 2012 in a campaign press release: Says Clackamas County Measure 3-401 "will hurt our county, cripple economic growth, and increase our taxes with excessive special elections." E.W. Jackson stated on May 11, 2012 in a debate.: "In Galveston, Texas, they have allowed people to privatize part of their Social Security. And people are building wealth." John Ludlow stated on May 8, 2012 in a Facebook post: Says "I am happy to decline PERS so that the County can save over $68,000 over a four year term that would have been paid on my behalf." John Ludlow stated on May 4, 2012 in campaign material : Says he "is the only candidate in the race for Clackamas County Chair who will refuse to join the Public Employees Retirement System." Kathleen Falk stated on April 9, 2012 in a television ad: "Together we added more jobs than any other area" while I was Dane County executive. Republican Governors Association stated on March 29, 2012 in a television ad: Says "unemployment tripled" in Dane County due to Kathleen Falk’s tax policies Rosemary Lehmberg stated on October 31, 2011 in campaign video: Says she "created the first felony deferred prosecution program for nonviolent first-offenders" in Texas. David A. Clarke Jr. stated on February 19, 2012 in a television interview: Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele "eliminated" sheriff’s office funding for providing security for presidential and presidential campaign visits. James Stegmaier stated on December 14, 2011 in a speech.: "Chesterfield has eliminated more positions from its general government operations than the Commonwealth has from the entire state government since (fiscal) 2009." Kathleen Falk stated on January 8, 2012 in a TV interview: Says she got unions to agree to "about $10 million in reduction" of salaries and health benefits while serving as Dane County executive in Wisconsin. Richard Franklin III stated on November 29, 2011 in an address to the Central Texas Democratic Forum: Says a trash mound on U.S. 290 is 800 feet tall. Wisconsin Association for Justice stated on October 31, 2011 in a news release: A state bill would end a longstanding requirement that local governments repair highways and sidewalks -- and block injured citizens from suing over neglected maintenance. Ann Lininger stated on October 22, 2011 in in campaign literature : Says Measure 3-386 will cost a fortune for elections while Measure 3-388 will cost less. John Lee stated on September 28, 2011 in in a press release : Says "Clackamas County has more urban renewal debt than all the other Oregon counties combined." Chris Abele stated on September 29, 2011 in a speech: The Milwaukee County sheriff’s department "plays only a limited role as a traditional law enforcement agency" and in 2009 reported far fewer crimes to the FBI than the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police did. Chris Abele stated on August 26, 2011 in an interview : On Milwaukee County government’s debt burden Roxanne Ross stated on May 15, 2011 in an online posting: Multnomah County’s food action plan "clearly plans to disrupt the free market system in terms of food choices making it harder and more expensive for many residents to eat their food of choice." Scott Walker stated on February 22, 2011 in a news release: Says Milwaukee County spent over $170,000 in salaries in 2010 for employees to "participate in union activities such as collective bargaining."