Hyperbole aside, evidence supports claim
"We have created new jobs here in Cranston -- more than 1,000."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 10th, 2013
My buddy and me
My office is about a 300-step walk to the governor's office.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Close to the mark
"Of the 18 stadiums built from 2004 to 2013, 47 percent of the total cost came from public sources."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, March 1st, 2013
Since '71, 50% from 4 ZIP codes
Says 55 percent of council members have come from area where only 10 percent of Austinites live.
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, October 25th, 2012
The audit began before she was elected.
Says she "oversaw an audit that won the city $2 million in franchise fees."
— Politifact Oregon on Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
Update: New ruling after additional evidence on loan repayment
"The Providence Economic Development Partnership . . .which you [Cicilline] chaired, loaned $103,000 in taxpayer funds to one of your campaign workers. The worker never paid back the loan."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012
Yes, though Portland may save less.
Says "cities save an estimated $38 in dental costs for every $1 invested in fluoridation."
— Politifact Oregon on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
Hovde fought city’s attempt to collect penalties
Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, August 10th, 2012
Many factored thing
Says since 2000, Austin’s "tax burden" rose more than 40 percent while family income rose more than 20 percent.
— Politifact Texas on Friday, May 11th, 2012
None live south; two are barely north of 45th
Says no Austin City Council "member lives south of" Lady Bird Lake "or north of 45th Street."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, May 9th, 2012
Sweeping breaks for developers and retailers
Says "I don’t agree with Mr. Hales that we should give a sweeping break to the developers to allow them to build that infill housing without paying for those very basics."
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, May 5th, 2012
No dollars for 3 of the 4 years
Says New Jersey Devils managing partner Jeff Vanderbeek "froze all those monies during the toughest years in ‘08-’09" and "refused to give the charitable dollars that he was required to give by the contract."
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, April 12th, 2012
'Savings' overblown, but she was persuasive
Says that "In 2009, I saved ratepayers around $500 million by persuading the Council to pursue a less expensive compliance mechanism if the City is required to treat Bull Run drinking water."
— Politifact Oregon on Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
Exceedingly rare indeed
Outside of recall elections, "there's never been a public official removed from office" in Wisconsin "for anything but malfeasance in office."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, August 21st, 2011
Banks for bucks
Says the Austin City Council "may give $4 million a year to subsidize a race track."
— Politifact Texas on Sunday, June 12th, 2011
Contracts unsustainable, Tovo said
Says opponent Kathie Tovo "believes that Austin invests too much in the cops, firefighters and paramedics that protect our families and neighborhoods."
— Politifact Texas on Saturday, June 11th, 2011
Same as 2000, though fewer voters this time
"The turnout on May 14th was just 7 percent -- the lowest turnout in decades."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, May 23rd, 2011
Austinites pay less now, considering inflation
"Austin Energy is considering its first rate increase since 1994."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, May 10th, 2011