Great Recession forced belt-tightening
Since 2008, Gwinnett County’s population has grown 15 percent, while the county government staff has increased only 1 percent.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, December 11th, 2015
Rainy day funds have been replenished
"Our reserves are now in much better shape than they were just a few years ago."
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, June 9th, 2015
Parks, administration, transportation saw biggest cuts
"During my eight years as county executive, we cut the number of county workers by 20 percent."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, November 14th, 2013
A penny looks smart
Finance experts estimate that paying in cash for the $2.5 billion in projects funded by the sales tax saved Gwinnett County more than $1 billion in interest payments.
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, November 11th, 2013
System is in the black
Cobb is one of the largest school systems (in the nation) that is debt free.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, March 15th, 2013
State law is clear
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.
— Politifact Tennessee on Sunday, November 4th, 2012
State increases, but not local
"From a standpoint of the county government, neither school system has received an increase in funding over the past six years."
— Politifact Tennessee on Monday, August 20th, 2012
Budget lower since 1996
The property appraiser's budget "is $1 million less today than when I took office 16 years ago."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, August 10th, 2012
As a never-been member, he can
Says he "is the only candidate in the race for Clackamas County Chair who will refuse to join the Public Employees Retirement System."
— Politifact Oregon on Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
True as far as it goes
As Dane County executive, Kathleen Falk raised property taxes by "millions of dollars every year" and approved the second highest increase in the state in 2010.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, February 12th, 2012
The numbers check out
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.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 18th, 2012
Some didn’t have the chance, but the state lawmaker is on point
"I’m the only candidate for Milwaukee County executive that has voted against increasing government pensions."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, February 11th, 2011
That's a lot of change ... and it's in the county coffers, not Walker's wallet
Since being elected in 2002, Scott Walker has "given back over $370,000 of his salary to the county."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, October 6th, 2010