Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Chris Christie Chris Christie stated on January 14, 2014 in his “State of the State” address: "In the entire public school system in Camden last year, only three students graduated college ready." Chris Christie stated on January 14, 2014 in a State of the State address: "Today, our unemployment rate is 7.8 percent. That is the lowest in five years." Chris Christie stated on November 10, 2013 in an interview on ABC's "This Week": "Given how expansive our program already was," expanding Medicaid in New Jersey due to Obamacare "was a relatively small expansion." Chris Christie stated on October 21, 2013 in a gubernatorial campaign TV ad: Says Barbara Buono "voted to raise her own pay 40 percent." Chris Christie stated on May 1, 2013 in a television ad: "Four balanced budgets in a row, with no new taxes for anyone. The best job growth in 12 years. Nearly 130,000 new private-sector jobs. Merit pay to reward New Jersey’s best teachers, and the most education funding ever." Chris Christie stated on April 22, 2013 in an interview on NJ101.5 FM's "Ask the Governor" program: "We’re spending less money today, in upcoming fiscal year 2014 than the Corzine-Buono budget spent in fiscal year 2008." Chris Christie stated on February 26, 2013 in a budget speech to the New Jersey Legislature: "Since January 2010, New Jersey has added 103,000 new private sector jobs. The last two years -- 2011 and 2012 -- have been the best two years of private sector job growth since 1999." Chris Christie stated on February 26, 2013 in a budget speech to the state Legislature: "Property taxes had increased 70 percent in the previous 10 years." Chris Christie stated on January 22, 2013 in a radio interview on New Jersey 101.5’s “Ask the Governor”: Says "on the state level, we spend less today than Jon Corzine spent in fiscal year 2008, five years later." Chris Christie stated on October 30, 2012 in an interview on NBC Nightly News: Says New Jersey is "50th in return of our federal tax dollars." Chris Christie stated on October 16, 2012 in a town hall meeting in West Milford: "Now remember, property taxes went up 70 percent in the 10 years before I became governor." Chris Christie stated on August 28, 2012 in a speech at the Republican National Convention in Tampa: There has been "$5 trillion in debt added over the last four years." Chris Christie stated on August 9, 2012 in a video posted on YouTube: Says Jon Corzine "gave away 14 percent raises over 4 years and he stood on the front steps of the Capitol at a public-sector union rally and said, 'I will fight to get you a great contract.’" Chris Christie stated on June 26, 2012 in a video posted on YouTube: Says state Sen. Paul Sarlo "said in February on NJTV, ‘there will be no tax increases in this budget’" and "voted the other night in the Senate Budget Committee to raise income taxes $800 million." Chris Christie stated on February 21, 2012 in his budget speech: "New Jersey has the second highest rate of institutionalization" of people with developmental disabilities "in America. Only Texas puts more of its citizens -- confines more of its citizens -- to institutions than New Jersey. " Chris Christie stated on November 18, 2011 in a speech at Notre Dame's law school: "They say teachers only make on average in New Jersey 60,000 dollars a year. They only work 180 days." Chris Christie stated on November 18, 2011 in a forum at the University of Notre Dame: Says "out of 588 school districts, we give 31 (former Abbott) districts 70 percent of the aid." Chris Christie stated on September 2, 2011 in a press conference at Point Pleasant Beach: "The water quality in the ocean is perfect. It’s been tested up and down every ocean shore in New Jersey." Chris Christie stated on April 29, 2011 in a speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education: Out of 150,000 tenured teachers in the last 10 years, only 17 have been dismissed for incompetence.