No merit raises, but many across-the-board raises
"Last year, I was involved with an effort to to help prosecutors get their first pay raise in more than 10 years."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, July 24th, 2014
Tourist trips are always a minority
The Pell bridge "is a tourism bridge essentially and not a commuter bridge."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, May 11th, 2014
No changes with the welcome signs
Welcome to Wisconsin road signs have "always been made in Wisconsin," but Scott Walker "is outsourcing them" to an out-of-state company and "paying more money for them."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Poll is nearly two years old and not exactly on point
A poll taken "a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" for the Act 10 collective bargaining law.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Favors it, didn’t promise
"Glenn Hegar promised to eliminate the property tax."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, April 3rd, 2014
Her department’s portion: Less than 1%
Says Mary Burke's "2007-'09 state budget had a tax hike of $1.8 billion -- costing every man, woman and child in the state an extra $310."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, March 16th, 2014
Figure applies to personal income, not spending
"Only 25 percent of what people buy is subject to Rhode Island’s sales tax."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, December 1st, 2013
Expensive, but not the "most expensive."
Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, November 17th, 2013
It does, just not directly
A monthly "police and fire protection fee" on all Wisconsin phone bills does nothing to support police and fire.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, June 24th, 2013
The real problem was real estate, real estate, real estate
A "legacy of taxing and borrowing … crippled the economy we inherited two years ago."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
Off by several grades
Under Gov. Scott Walker’s public-school budgets, "a student entering kindergarten will not enjoy the same state investment in his or her education as those that came before them until they are graduating from high school."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, March 3rd, 2013
Counts major tax swap as more school aid
Says Texas public school funding grew three times the rate of enrollment from 2002 to 2012.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Not even close
"If lawmakers fail to avert the fiscal cliff, 18 percent of the federal money that is sent to the states will be eliminated."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, December 20th, 2012
Where we're down, we're not alone
"New Jersey is the only state in the union that spent less on higher education than it did at the beginning of the decade."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, October 28th, 2012
Mandel didn't say it improved
Josh Mandel "is lying about his own record. The rating of Ohio's investment fund has NOT improved."
— Politifact Ohio on Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Governor’s got a new plan
Says "the governor is going around the state talking about [how] we should fund an income tax cut" that benefits higher income earners and not lower income earners
— Politifact New Jersey on Monday, September 24th, 2012
Apples + oranges = inaccurate picture
"Household income in America has gone down for families an average of $4,000 in the last four years" while it " went up $5,000" under Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012
Off by 75 percent
"I used my line-item veto authority to veto $360 million dollars in special interest spending, so that our budget this year ... is still smaller than the fiscal year 2008 and 2009 budgets signed by my predecessor."
— Politifact New Jersey on Monday, July 23rd, 2012
$2.8B deposited into funds
Says Joe Kyrillos "voted to raid the state's pension funds by $2.8 billion that is costing New Jersey taxpayers still today to the tune of nearly $15 billion dollars to repay that money."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, June 17th, 2012
Claim goes up in smoke
Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, June 17th, 2012