Some Democrats aiming for 50% cut over time
"A number of Democrats running for governor want to cut the prison population by 50%" and "that would require the release of thousands of violent felons."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, August 9th, 2018
Claim takes things out of context
Says the California state auditor "found (John) Chiang lost track of $31 billion dollars," as state controller.
— Politifact California on Friday, June 1st, 2018
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
California’s single-payer healthcare proposal would "force seniors off of Medicare."
— Politifact California on Thursday, March 8th, 2018
Attach two asterisks
"In the 1980s, the state funded 68% of school expenses, and now the state’s share is 38%."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, February 16th, 2018
Scott took office after a severe recession
"We’ve cut taxes 75 times, cut $7.5 billion worth in taxes, and as a result we’ve added over 1.3 million jobs."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, November 21st, 2017
Unanimous votes across party lines
"Earlier this year, Dan Patrick and Republican leadership snatched millions of dollars in benefits from retired teachers."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, November 17th, 2017
Math works, but numbers cherry picked
"Foxconn tax break could exceed $1 million per job."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 16th, 2017
Figure is right, but hardly a gift
Wisconsin's $3 billion incentive offer to Foxconn is "the largest gift ever by a state to a foreign company."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, August 15th, 2017
Meager spending increase doesn't go far
Says the Florida House of Representatives allocated $24 billion, "the greatest investment in education in Florida history!"
— Politifact Florida on Monday, May 15th, 2017
Right number, wrong timeline
"In the first two years and a couple months (as California treasurer), I have saved taxpayers and ratepayers over $5.2 billion."
— Politifact California on Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
Not as rare as indicated
"We don’t give bonuses in the state of Missouri on any level of government."
— Politifact Missouri on Friday, April 21st, 2017
Only if you ignore the half the GOP budgets
"North Carolina's teacher income is rising faster than any other state."
— Politifact North Carolina on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Not so simple
"Spending more taxpayer money on VISIT FL (or less) has not demonstrated a direct impact on tourism."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, February 9th, 2017
There are limited accountability measures
Says North Carolina gives taxpayer dollars to private schools, but "we really don’t know what these schools are doing or how they are performing."
— Politifact North Carolina on Thursday, February 2nd, 2017
"Gov. (Pat) McCrory took $500,000 directly out of the disaster relief fund. And you know what it’s for? House Bill 2."
— Politifact North Carolina on Wednesday, October 19th, 2016
Counting all cuts through 2022
"In the state of Indiana, I’ve signed more than $3.5 billion in tax relief."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 4th, 2016
Spending controlled by state legislators was less
"The Virginia population increased by just 8 percent from 2005 to 2015, but the per capita spending in the budget increased by a whopping 38 percent."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Colleges raised them; Kaine went along
"Tim Kaine hiked tuition as governor, but now claims to champion affordability."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, September 19th, 2016
McCrory tried to raise spending, too
Says Gov. Pat McCrory "tried to cut education funding to its lowest budget share in over 30 years."
— Politifact North Carolina on Thursday, September 1st, 2016