He offered the warnings as Auditor General
"I was speaking out on pension reform almost 17 years ago."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Monday, October 20th, 2014
Scott doesn't wants feds saying what should be covered
Says Rick Scott "thinks employers should be able to deny women coverage for birth control."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
By one respected source
Wisconsin is "38th in the country in terms of proficiency standards" in student testing.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, August 22nd, 2014
Too bigger to fail?
"Today, the five largest financial institutions are 38 percent bigger than they were back in 2008, when they were too big to fail."
— Politifact National on Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
Supported by old data, one robocall poll
"By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Paperwork takes a bit longer
Passing a federal firearms "background check through the NICS database . . . typically takes 90 seconds."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, December 8th, 2013
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
Not a federal initiative, but some federal incentives
Common Core "is not from the federal government," they "do not have their fingerprints on this thing at all."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 24th, 2013
More like 15%
"Taxes and fees amount to about 20 percent of a typical $300 round-trip domestic ticket. That’s higher than taxes on products like alcohol, tobacco and firearms."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, March 17th, 2013
Yes, but why is important
Two-thirds of Wisconsinites receiving unemployment checks "are not required to search for work due to current work search exemptions."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, March 4th, 2013
It's no horror story
Says since Australia passed tough gun laws, "homicides by firearm have declined almost 60 percent."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 31st, 2013
But a constitutional amendment isn't the issue
"The governor does not have any power to veto a referendum [on same-sex marriage] that would be a constitutional amendment."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Newer figure slightly lower
"Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
Feds didn't give up control
Rhode Island has taken its federal Medicaid funding and shown it can run the program more cost-effectively than the federal government.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 28th, 2012
Her past votes went farther
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin wants a "completely government-controlled" health care system that goes "far beyond 'Obamacare'" and is "a Medicare system for all."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, August 26th, 2012
Yes, but this business is a special case
"A small business in my district" needed "31 different permits and fees just to be able to expand."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, August 21st, 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
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
Wrong number perhaps, but still a good call
"Large phone companies and their trade association have hired 35 registered lobbyists to influence and pass SB 271 (deregulation legislation)."
— Politifact Ohio on Thursday, April 19th, 2012
He's talking licenses, not plants built
"We supported the first new nuclear power plant in three decades."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, March 2nd, 2012