Dramatic drop in reported crashes
"Accidents are down 50 percent and injury accidents are down 60 percent" in the rebuilt Marquette Interchange in Milwaukee.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, May 24th, 2015
Transportation bill was on the line
The state budget will include scholarship money for minority students as a concession to Senate Democrats for supporting the GOP-initiated transportation bill.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015
Make that 31.5 cents
"More than 30 cents of every state tax dollar goes to Medicaid."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, April 19th, 2015
private school vouchers topic of bill
Under legislation that has cleared the Georgia House, some children who are "legal refugees" could obtain state scholarships to attend private schools.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, March 13th, 2015
Her numbers add up
"Contrary to popular belief, we actually don’t have that many public employees…We are well below average in the number of public employees.’’
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, March 8th, 2015
Lawmakers want $1 billion in state money for transportation
Georgia’s share of money from the Federal Highway Trust Fund declined 12 percent between 2008 and 2013.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, February 25th, 2015
30,000 work for Delta
A bill to eliminate Delta Air Lines’ jet fuel tax breaks "violates federal law and puts the state at risk of losing critical funding from the Federal Aviation Administration."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, February 23rd, 2015
Money was there when times were hard
Since Gov. Nathan Deal office in 2011, the state’s rainy day fund has grown by 643 percent.
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
An 'A' for accuracy
State "school funding per pupil is down 16 percent compared to 2009, after adjusting for inflation."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, January 12th, 2015
Only 20 colleges and universities "have athletic departments with revenue exceeding expenses."
— Politifact Virginia on Monday, December 22nd, 2014
Strong legislature, weak governor
Rhode Island's legislature is "the strongest in the country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 30th, 2014
Tax revenue was up, then down
The state’s overall revenues only returned this year to 2007 levels.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
"The state budget has increased almost $800 million a year in each of the last two years."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, September 22nd, 2014
'I was proud'
Opponent Glenn Hegar expressed pride in legislated cuts to public school funding.
— Politifact Texas on Friday, September 5th, 2014
Recent surveys agree
Uncompensated care has "gone down by 30 percent just in the first few months" of Medicaid expansion in the states that adopted it.
— Politifact Virginia on Sunday, August 10th, 2014
Perry: It's ok if a state wants to set a minimum
Rick Perry doesn’t think there should be a federal minimum wage.
— Politifact Texas on Friday, May 30th, 2014
Steamed, stuffed or grilled?
You can buy lobster with food stamps.
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, March 21st, 2014
Georgia has saved $20 million through changes in criminal sentencing.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, March 19th, 2014
Go home already?
"For every week that (state lawmakers are) able to cut off our timeline, it saves (Georgia taxpayers) approximately $100,000."
— Politifact Georgia on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Claim close to the mark
"Georgia has the fifth-highest number of uninsured people of any state in the union."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, February 3rd, 2014