Archive for category PolitiFact Virginia

Voting: Harder than Buying a Gun?

This year’s General Assembly has made important changes in how a couple of processes are carried out in Virginia…buying a gun and voting. They’ve helped to keep the staff at PolitiFact Virginia busy this week, as Fred Echols reports.


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PolitiFact: Gas Prices

Oil industry experts are predicting a rise in gasoline prices in the coming months, something Republicans are hoping voters will hold against President Obama and other Democrats in the fall. George Allen has brought gas prices into his campaign for the senate in Virginia. and one his claims has sent the fact checkers at Politifact Virginia into action. Fred Echols reports.


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Fact Checking & Public Schools

Over the past few years the Virginia General Assembly has made some adjustments in the state’s financial support for Standards of Quality in public schools. Those changes have drawn some sharp criticism from some quarters, especially from the Virginia Education Association, and that’s why Politifact Virginia has been checking on them this week. Fred Echols reports.


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PolitiFact Virginia: Gun Legislation

 Virginia Congressman Jim Moran can often be found at the center of the debate over federal gun legislation. Politifact Virginia-dot-com has checked out one of the Democrat’s recent claims about gun violence. Fred Echols reports.


 

 

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PolitiFact Virginia: New Mandate?

Governor McDonnell has pledged to reduce unfunded mandates on local governments in Virginia and he’s had legislation introduced in the General Assembly to start the process. But some city and county officials say the governor is handing them a new mandate in the form of required payments into the retirement fund for teachers. McDonnell says that’s not the case. As we hear from Fred Echols, Politifact Virginia decided to investigate.


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PolitiFact: Sales Tax & Transportation

Governor McDonnell’s plan to shift additional sales tax revenues into transportation is drawing plenty of criticism from Democrats who say it takes money away from public schools. That’s the focus of this week’s PolitiFact Virginia report, as we hear from Fred Echols.


 

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PolitiFact: Pensions

The Virginia Retirement System is a prominent item in Governor McDonnell’s plans for the 2012 General Assembly session. This week, PolitiFact Virginia looked into one of the Governor’s claims related to the pension fund.  Fred Echols reports.

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PolitiFact: Small Business & the Economy

There’s no doubt that small businesses make up an important part of the US economy.  But how important?  We learn something about that this week from PolitiFact Virginia. Fred Echols reports.


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PolitiFact: Allen vs. Kaine continues

The federal deficit takes center stage again this week at PolitifactVirginia-dot-com. Fred Echols gets the facts on an exchange between Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine.


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PolitiFact: Allen v. Kaine

Again this week the debate between Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine provides material for the fact checkers at Politifact Virginia. Fred Echols reports.


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PolitiFact: Brazilian Oil; The BobOMeter

A recurring claim about the Obama administration found its way into this month’s debate between Senate candidates George Allen and Tim Kaine. Today we’ll hear what Politifact Virginia has found out about it. Fred Echols reports.


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PolitiFact: Analzying the Senate Debate

Former governors George Allen and Tim Kaine got together this week for the first debate of their expected  US Senate contest. Among the points of contention were the federal budget and energy policy. Politifact Virginia was listening as Fred Echols reports.


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