Counting checks before they're signed
The Redskins Training Camp deal "generated $40 million in new private investment in the city."
— Politifact Virginia on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Up a bit, yes; but why is more complicated
"The Legislature passed Gov. Walker’s so-called property tax relief bill," but the Republicans "are still raising your property taxes."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
It's 1 of 2
Among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, Milwaukee is the "only one" where the poverty rate is more than "four times greater in the city than it is in the suburbs."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Some, not all
Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.
— Politifact Texas on Friday, July 26th, 2013
Depends on how you calculate costs
Portland Bureau of Transportation "barely break(s) even" ticketing motorists.
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, July 20th, 2013
Says El Paso is the "safest city of our size in the nation."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, May 30th, 2013
Depends on your definition of "we"
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held not one conversation with the public about the new Falcons stadium project
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, April 1st, 2013
Time out on this claim.
"In this city, there hasn’t been a stadium that’s lasted more than 27 years."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, March 29th, 2013
Devil in the details, and those aren't done yet
"What concerns me is there is only two sentences that have been written about minority business."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, February 22nd, 2013
Oak Grove area population is surprisingly large
Says Oak Grove is "one of the largest cities in Oregon" and is "the biggest city in Clackamas County and it's not a city."
— Politifact Oregon on Wednesday, January 30th, 2013
We took the plunge and investigated Frankel's marble bathroom
Lois Frankel "spent over $13,000 in taxpayer money on a marble shower in a private bathroom with her own toilet."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, October 25th, 2012
This claim has been flying around for years
While she was mayor, Lois Frankel took a "police helicopter ride to go to a dinner party."
Barrett backs the plans, but some cost estimates not firm
Says Tom Barrett plans "to spend $100 million on a trolley that goes barely two miles on the east side of Milwaukee."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, June 1st, 2012
Needs help to raise taxes
Says Lee Leffingwell "raised property taxes 20 percent in three years."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, May 11th, 2012
Mary Nolan is the only candidate endorsed by NARAL in the race
Says "Amanda Fritz publicly claimed to be endorsed by NARAL Pro-Choice Oregon, both on her website and in the voter’s guide."
— Politifact Oregon on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Values push up homeowners’ bills
Says "Austin has the lowest property tax rate by far of the five major cities in Texas."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, May 1st, 2012
Broadly speaking and didn't do it solo
"Invested $90 million in traffic fixes without raising taxes."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, March 2nd, 2012
Not doable solo
Says he banned texting while driving in Austin.
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
True for city averages, not so much for state
"In Connecticut and New York, students at Achievement First schools consistently outperform city and statewide averages."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, January 15th, 2012
She was the bureau director in charge
Says she helped lead the launch of curbside recycling.
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, October 1st, 2011