But claim is all wet
"People who wash cars at home will use approximately 80 percent more water than they do in a car wash."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, July 1st, 2012
No matter how you dice it, the statement misleads
Says 97 cents of every dollar played "represents over $500 million dollars that is returned to Oregonians every year to help support job creation, schools, state parks and watersheds."
— Politifact Oregon on Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Way off even without the typo
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s budget "calls for raising property taxes by nearly $500 billion."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, April 30th, 2012
And it rained all summer
The 2011 Legislature did not cut Texas public school funding.
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, April 12th, 2012
Layoffs and pay cuts definitely happened
Says "for the duration of this recession not a single person in government middle management has lost (a) job or taken a pay cut."
— Politifact Oregon on Friday, March 30th, 2012
Didn't negotiate it, didn't vote for it
Says her accomplishments include "a fiscally responsible budget agreement that controls state spending."
— Politifact Oregon on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012
Billions less to schools, overall
Says Texas legislators in 2011 increased state spending on education.
— Politifact Texas on Monday, February 20th, 2012
We're not THAT poor
"Eighty-five percent . . . of Rhode Island tax returns that were filed for the year 2010 . . . were from individuals who earned $30,000 or less."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Cash flows fine
Says Rick Perry is "spending more money than the state takes in, covering his deficits with record borrowing."
— Politifact Texas on Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Didn’t the governor say he fixed all that?
"Wisconsin is broke," and "state government is $3 billion in debt."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, September 22nd, 2011
Not when they’re paying more
A new college tuition reciprocity agreement with Minnesota "makes college education more affordable for Wisconsin residents."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, September 4th, 2011
Robocall does not compute
"Mayor Fung wants to punish our children's education by removing 12 million dollars from current funding to pay for his private charter school. Your taxes would increase by between 6 and 8 percent per year."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, September 4th, 2011
Budget leaves payments intact
Says a Senate resolution would restore $140 in monthly general assistance payments and prevent people from committing crime.
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Didn’t like it, didn’t vote for it
Says Sen. Robert Cowles, her recall opponent, supported the sale of state-owned power plants "not to the highest bidder, but to the biggest donors" with no oversight.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, August 4th, 2011
He's signed bills that require workers to contribute to pensions
Virginia state employees "pay nothing" toward their pensions.
— Politifact Virginia on Thursday, July 21st, 2011
No fee increases – unless you count new fees and the fees that go up
Says Wisconsin’s 2011-13 state budget contains "no fee increases"
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, July 1st, 2011
The claim was just as wrong the first time we heard it
"Protesters caused $7.5 million in damage to the Wisconsin State House"
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, June 30th, 2011
Too many lawyers by five fold
Says the Ohio Consumers’ Council office employs 74 lawyers and that the funding them is wasteful duplication.
— Politifact Ohio on Tuesday, June 7th, 2011
Let's steamroll this falsehood
"The $1.8 billion in [transportation] bonding, we don’t have a repayment mechanism."
— Politifact Virginia on Wednesday, May 18th, 2011
Police told him, at the time, it was from a pebble while driving
Says protesters at the Wisconsin state Capitol on the night the state Senate passed collective bargaining changes damaged the windshield of his car.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, April 25th, 2011