Charter schools boosted
Says Texas charter schools "get 100% state $/pupil funding while district schools (95% students) get about 1/3 funding from state w/ rest coming from local prop taxes (which is why those taxes are so high). Districts getting less b/c scarce $ going to charters."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018
Statement holds up swimmingly
Says Rick Scott "cut $700 million from water management."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, August 14th, 2018
Lately on rebound?
"After Texas cut" its "two-year family planning budget by $73 million, one in four clinics closed their doors."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, June 14th, 2018
Projection is nearly doubling
Says that under Scott Walker, on a percentage basis, Wisconsin is "spending twice as much on debt service for just basic road repair and maintenance" than before he took office.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, June 11th, 2018
Big re-election campaign boast
"Property and income taxes will be lower in 2018 than they were in 2010."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018
Census figures back up claim
"Alabama is operating government on the lowest amount of tax revenue of any state in the nation."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018
Some rankings back this up, but clarifications are missing
California is 41st in the nation in per pupil K-12 spending, but "No. 1 in per prisoner" spending.
— Politifact California on Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
Yes, though trend started years before he became governor
In 2011 under Scott Walker, Wisconsin for the first time spent "more on our prison system than we did" on the University of Wisconsin System.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, January 12th, 2018
Radio interview showed shift in position
California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom was "for (high-speed rail), before he’s against it, and then he’s for it again."
— Politifact California on Friday, September 29th, 2017
IL budget balancing act a three-ring circus
"Even with a permanent income tax increase... the budget is more than $1 billion out of balance…"
— Politifact Illinois on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017
Apples divided by oranges?
"Of all the money we spend on education, less than 32 percent goes to teachers."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, July 27th, 2017
State's overall tax burden ranks 6th in nation
California taxes are "among the highest in the nation."
— Politifact California on Tuesday, July 11th, 2017
Also a 20-year low
"When colleges and universities are added, education spending is the biggest item in the state budget — about 52 percent of all state dollars."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, June 23rd, 2017
Right on the numbers, with a caveat
"Property taxes are lower right now than they were" in December 2010 on a median-valued home in Wisconsin.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017
It's an honor system
Wisconsin politicians get daily expense payments "even if they don’t spend a dime on meals, or lodging or travel," and "no receipts are required for them to get paid."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
State plus federal aid
Texas "spent close to a third of its budget on Medicaid last year, a third of all state spending."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Partly because of loophole in 2015 bill
"Corporate entities are paying a lot less taxes this year than they have in the past. Part of that is from a loophole in a bill that was passed in 2015."
— Politifact Missouri on Thursday, March 2nd, 2017
'In the category' a technical term
Says Scott Walker is proposing to add 485 employees "in the category of supervisor and management" to his Department of Administration.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 1st, 2017
You have to spend money to make money
North Carolina could save "literally tens of millions of dollars" if it stopped prosecuting 16-year-olds as adults.
— Politifact North Carolina on Friday, January 27th, 2017
South Dakota v. Dole
On Donald Trump’s plan to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities, "because of a decision by the Supreme Court, no president's in a position to cut off funding across the board. It has to be very specific to the matter at hand."
— Politifact National on Thursday, December 1st, 2016