"Texas has more full-time state employees per capita than California and Illinois."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, February 20th, 2015
Louisiana’s film incentives program is so big "they actually shot an upcoming film initially titled ‘Don’t Mess With Texas’ in New Orleans!"
— Politifact Texas on Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Slower in Wisconsin, but not that slow
Scott Walker "couldn’t get his own party" to back more than a 500-student increase in Milwaukee’s school choice program, but in Indiana, "Mitch Daniels’ voucher program is approaching 30,000 students two years after opening."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, November 21st, 2014
Surplus for now; deficits looming
"Wisconsin does not have a deficit. Thanks to Republican reforms, the 2014 budget will begin with a $443 million surplus."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Shower of unsaid details
Greg Abbott was "charged with overseeing the state cancer research fund. But he let his wealthiest donors take tens of millions of taxpayer dollars without proper oversight. They showered Abbott with gifts and free vacations."
— Politifact Texas on Sunday, August 31st, 2014
Spending went up, but schools felt cuts
"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Agency’s grants small part of existing program
"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."
— Politifact Texas on Thursday, February 6th, 2014
Two ways to slice it
Wisconsin is "not a high tax and fee state." When you look at "all the money state and local governments bring in" from residents, "we're more in the middle."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, February 5th, 2014
Only among closest neighbors
"We’re trailing every other state in the Midwest in terms of job creation since January of 2011."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014
An insurance assessment, not a tax
Says Alex Sink "even supported a tax on homeowners insurance policies."
— Politifact Florida on Friday, January 31st, 2014
Old sound bite
"This governor has given us continual balanced budgets without raising taxes."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, December 29th, 2013
Greg Abbott defended more than $5 billion in public school funding cuts in fighting hundreds of school districts in court.
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, December 18th, 2013
Figure right; blame misleading
"The state budget has actually grown by $4.6 billion under" Gov. Scott Walker’s actions.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, November 24th, 2013
Point is accurate, but the numbers don’t play well together
"You've seen where we're now going from a $700 million surplus to getting into the next biennium with almost a $750 million deficit."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, November 19th, 2013
Turned things around, but comparison is flawed
"The $3.6 billion deficit we inherited has turned into more than a half-billion-dollar surplus."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, November 15th, 2013
Up a bit, yes; but why is more complicated
"The Legislature passed Gov. Walker’s so-called property tax relief bill," but the Republicans "are still raising your property taxes."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013
Tuition at Rutgers has increased 10 percent since Gov. Chris Christie took office because he "cut funding for higher education."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, September 22nd, 2013
Near last in N.E., but not in U.S.
Salaries for URI faculty are second to last among New England land grant universities and in lowest 20 percent of major U.S. research institutions
— Politifact Rhode Island on Saturday, September 7th, 2013
Stat accurate; blame shared
Because of Gov. Scott Walker’s budgeting, a greater percentage of general fund tax dollars is "going to pay off debt than ever before in our history."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, September 1st, 2013
Among the more generous
A private school tax break in the Wisconsin state budget is "the most generous in the nation."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, June 27th, 2013