Lower taxes, higher spending
Marc Molinaro "has cut taxes, his budget now is lower than it was six years ago" in Dutchess County
— Politifact New York on Thursday, May 24th, 2018
Most eliminated positions replaced by correctional officers
Says David Clarke reduced the number of Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies "from about 700 and something to 300 and something."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, May 26th, 2017
Counties can't pass deficit budgets
"As chairman of the Fulton board of commissioners, I turned a $100 million deficit into a balanced budget."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, April 14th, 2017
Less than others
Says he’s "taken an 8% pay decrease in each of the nine years he has been in office."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, October 24th, 2016
Taxes up, despite his proposals and vetoes
Says he balanced the Milwaukee County budget "without raising taxes five years in a row."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Where's the appendix?
"The cost of fire in Rhode Island is anywhere from 33 percent to 100 percent more expensive than anywhere else we could find."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 20th, 2015
Budget cuts only one factor, but ranking is correct
Says Scott Walker cut funding to local governments in Wisconsin, contributing to the "second-largest increase in violent crime" in the Midwest.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 23rd, 2014
67 fewer employees on staff
Gwinnett County government has made "significant cutbacks in staffing."
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, August 5th, 2014
Full refusals, partial acceptances
Sarah Eckhardt "refused to take her own pay increases repeatedly."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Maybe more, maybe less, maybe not until next day of business
Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, July 13th, 2013
Construction jobs are temporary
The Dolphins stadium renovation will "create more than 4,000 new local jobs."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, May 1st, 2013
It's still public money
The majority of public funding for the Marlins stadium "came from hotel taxes, the burden of which is incurred by tourists who are visiting our city, NOT the resident taxpayers."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Current bridge is crazy bad for non-drivers
"There is no reason to allocate 60 percent of bridge space to satisfy two percent of all travelers."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, November 16th, 2012
Says "over 40 percent of recent county bonds are for Precinct One, northeast Travis County," because he "is quick to identify projects that help make the East Side a desirable place to live."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, May 21st, 2012
It's more plausible than the $120,000 originally claimed
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."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, May 11th, 2012
Numbers on target, but credit larger forces too
"Together we added more jobs than any other area" while I was Dane County executive.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, April 13th, 2012
It did, from a low mark, but it’s not all due to Falk
Says "unemployment tripled" in Dane County due to Kathleen Falk’s tax policies
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Line item eliminated, but money still available
Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele "eliminated" sheriff’s office funding for providing security for presidential and presidential campaign visits.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 21st, 2012
Bigger role; FBI reports are few
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.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, October 17th, 2011
The type of cuts where the budget keeps growing
Multnomah County has faced "11 straight years" of cuts
— Politifact Oregon on Saturday, April 16th, 2011