Subtract around $4,000
In Texas public schools, "we spend an average of $12,000 per pupil per year."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, September 12th, 2014
Drop predates the law
"Already in Wisconsin we have seen fewer people pursuing education as a career" due to the Act 10 collective bargaining law.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, June 13th, 2014
No command of the timing.
Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, May 30th, 2014
Your own report says otherwise
"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, April 13th, 2014
"Greg Abbott said it would be a ‘waste’ to expand pre-k to all Texas children."
— Politifact Texas on Monday, April 7th, 2014
Not like the federal budget
With his proposal to cut income and property taxes, Scott Walker is "increasing the state deficit at a time when borrowing is already at record levels."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, March 10th, 2014
Aim is to save money
Gov. Scott Walker bought "80 new, brand-new vehicles" for the state that "we probably don’t need."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, December 20th, 2013
Shared responsibility with governor, legislators
Says Alex Sink supported "a $5.2 billion increase in Florida's debt."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, November 7th, 2013
Wendy Davis is "threatening to raise taxes up to $35 billion."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, October 25th, 2013
Legal opinions wrinkle bed tax claim
Any state tax law has to start in the House and the renewal of the state hospital bed tax this year started in the Senate, which is unconstitutional.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, October 9th, 2013
Perry advocated greater road spending
"Thanks to (Rick) Perry's bad budgeting, the (Texas) highway department has to convert some modern paved state roads back to gravel."
— Politifact Texas on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
Still a big GAAP gap
"We’ve used (generally accepted accounting principles) here in this building the last two years."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
State spending alone usually doesn't
"Our recent state budgets have far exceeded population and inflation growth."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, August 1st, 2013
Fund to replenish, state forecasts
Says Texas lawmakers agreed to cut state's rainy day fund in half, spending "$4 billion from current $8 billion."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, June 7th, 2013
Four-year-old number, conflicting studies
Says uncompensated health care costs absorbed by Texas hospitals are adding $1,800 a year to Texas private insurance rates.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Corzine didn't divert money
"The people who were running the budget, in the Corzine years, decided to steal from the unemployment trust fund. … As did other Governors before. We simply don’t do that, haven’t done it, and won’t permit it."
— Politifact New Jersey on Thursday, April 11th, 2013
Some jobs at risk, but not 900
"By voting to approve [Question 1], we can . . . save 900 jobs" at Twin River.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, October 14th, 2012
Mixing apples and oranges
"When Tim Kaine was governor, spending soared, blowing holes in the budget every year."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, August 31st, 2012
No real raises for either group
Says Gov. Scott Walker "raises the pay of inmates, but we don't raise the pay of staff in our correctional institutions."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, August 19th, 2012
Taxpayers help in a big way
The Wisconsin Retirement System for public employees is "a self-funded pension plan" and "it’s the money of the workers’ that funds it."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012