Statement overflows with misleading claims
"The Oroville dam failure was entirely avoidable: California passed a $7.5 Billion water bond in 2014 but Jerry Brown didn't spend $1 on new water storage or improvements to existing infrastructure like Oroville."
— Politifact California on Thursday, February 16th, 2017
Funding has actually decreased
The 2016 and 2017 Missouri budget includes more funding for the University of Missouri than any time in the last 15 years.
— Politifact Missouri on Sunday, December 18th, 2016
Ad exaggerates Carroll's responsibility for budget growth
Says Colorado Democratic congressional candidate Morgan Carroll "racked up $11 billion in new spending" in the state Legislature.
— Politifact Colorado on Wednesday, September 28th, 2016
It rose to 41st, actually
"Under Pat McCrory, (North Carolina) has fallen to 41st in teacher pay."
— Politifact North Carolina on Friday, September 2nd, 2016
A biting claim that omits full picture
Says Gov. Rick Scott "cut nearly $1 million from mosquito control and closed down the state’s mosquito research lab a few years ago."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016
In Illinois, there's procedure and "procedure"
"Then, the Republican leader theatrically introduced new bills with stopgap budget language, declaring that we could stay until midnight and pass this compromise. Except under our constitution, a bill has to be read on 3 different days, so that's not possible."
— Politifact Illinois on Thursday, August 4th, 2016
Democrats share much of the blame
"Thanks to (North Carolina’s) governor and the legislature, the average teacher salary can barely support a family."
— Politifact North Carolina on Tuesday, June 28th, 2016
Far more government spending goes to rape crisis charities
North Carolina spent "almost as much as it spends on government rape crisis programs in a year" to convene a special session for HB2.
— Politifact North Carolina on Friday, April 1st, 2016
Federal funding for a growing problem
"Florida is investing record amounts of funding for HIV/AIDS prevention."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, March 31st, 2016
Ignores program cuts, entitlement reform
Nevada Republicans "didn’t do one single thing to cut spending" in 2015.
— Politifact Nevada on Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
"Immediately?" Not so much.
If the General Assembly does not address the state's structural deficit, "more than 23,000 education professionals will be immediately yanked out of Pennsylvania schools."
— Politifact Pennsylvania on Friday, February 12th, 2016
Presidential campaign debt, future political travel expenses not really related
"Faced with $1 million in campaign debt," Scott Walker "is unloading his campaign security costs onto the backs of Wisconsin taxpayers."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, February 5th, 2016
It's money already owed to the state
Says Chris Christie "instituted an Internet sales tax."
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 14th, 2016
Not if you factor inflation
"We are taking Virginia’s investment in public education to the highest level in the commonwealth’s history."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, January 11th, 2016
An embellished story
"When I became governor, I inherited a large deficit. You know what? We just turned that into the largest surplus in Virginia history."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, November 16th, 2015
Per-pupil spending still tardy
"We have the highest funding in (the) K-12 system in the history of the state."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, October 15th, 2015
No such declaration
Says Scott Walker "said he wouldn't touch" the state civil service system but now supports overhauling it.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, October 2nd, 2015
There's no good data
"Almost nine out of every 10 pennies that would be spent" turning a 200-mile stretch of Interstate 70 into a toll road "would be from folks outside Missouri."
— Politifact Missouri on Tuesday, September 29th, 2015
Walker eventually provided funding
Says Scott Walker "brags a lot about having an independent agency investigate police shootings. Of course, he didn’t fund it."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
No violation shown
"In FY 2014 Planned Parenthood performed 327,653 abortions while receiving $528 million from taxpayers, in violation" of "the Hyde amendment."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, August 7th, 2015