Latest Fact-checks by Tom Humphrey Tennessee Republican Party stated on October 11, 2012 in a mailer sent for a state legislative campaign.: Says House Democrats "voted to use your tax dollars for abortions" by voting against bill defunding Planned Parenthood. Jim Kyle stated on September 29, 2012 in a story in the Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle: "All legislative mail, from the content to the timing, is approved by the speaker's office." Paul Summers stated on September 2, 2012 in in an op-ed article written for Tennessee newspapers.: Tennessee's appeals court judges "were selected by a handful of party officials in Nashville" before the system of "merit selection" was put into effect. Tennessee Democratic Party stated on August 17, 2012 in Tennessee Democratic Party press release sent via email in a version specifically cri: The "Health Care Compact bill would end Medicare's guaranteed benefit for Tennessee's Medicare recipients and shift management of the federal health care plan to the state's TennCare program." Bob Corker stated on August 18, 2012 in in a story in the Chattanooga Times-Free Press: "We have only one person on the (TVA) board, to my knowledge, who even has any corporate board experience." Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee stated on July 11, 2012 in Campaign news release: "Foreign Chinese prostitution money is allegedly behind the groups funding Congressman Scott DesJarlais's (TN-04) Republican Majority." Julia Hurley stated on June 23, 2012 in an email to constituents: "If you have ever visited Nashville or Washington D.C. you will see MANY names and initials carved into ... desks." Ron Ramsey stated on June 2, 2012 in rally for coal miners: "(Environmentalists) said ‘We’re only going to stop coal mining above 2,000 feet.’ ... Well guess where all the coal in the state of Tennessee is? Above 2,000 feet." Beth Harwell stated on May 7, 2012 in an interview about WTVF-TV’s “ghost voting” story.: Says in U.S. Congress, members "don’t even have to be on the floor for debates or votes." Bill Haslam stated on April 20, 2012 in a speech to Carter County Republican Party: "Personal income is growing faster in Tennessee on average than any other state in the country." Matthew Hill stated on March 29, 2012 in a debate on the state House floor.: Says abortion doctors are "flying into this state, performing abortions and flying out." The Tax Foundation stated on March 5, 2012 in a map published on its blog.: Says Tennessee has some of the lowest beer excise tax rates in the country. Frank Niceley stated on February 1, 2012 in a House Conservation and Environment Committee meeting: Says the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency brought coyotes into the state "to try to keep the deer population down." Gerald McCormick stated on January 19, 2012 in House floor debate over amending the state constitution to prohibit an income tax.: The state constitution "clearly says there’s not to be a state income tax in Tennessee." Steve Cohen stated on November 3, 2011 in a speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.: The United States is no longer "top nation in the globe on infrastructure," having fallen to 15th.