Latest Mostly False Fact-checks in State Budget Gavin Newsom stated on May 7, 2023 in a tweet: Texas Gov. Greg Abbott “cut $211 million in mental health funding.” Tony Evers stated on March 8, 2023 in Twitter: The money for upgrades to the Milwaukee Brewers stadium in Evers’ budget is "a bipartisan plan." William Barclay stated on December 1, 2022 in a radio interview: California has twice the population of New York, but spends $260 billion, while New York spends $220 billion. Deidre DeJear stated on August 13, 2022 in remarks at the Iowa State Fair: “$1.5 billion of your taxpayer money is sitting in an account” that can be used for other purposes. David Perdue stated on March 29, 2022 in an ad: “A secret backroom deal" gave "away hundreds of millions of tax dollars to a Soros-owned company." Don Huffines stated on February 12, 2022 in an ad: “Under Greg Abbott’s leadership, Texas is putting taxpayer dollars into Chinese companies.” Democratic Party of Wisconsin stated on September 13, 2021 in Instagram: “The Walker-Kleefisch administration slashed $800 million from public schools." David Suetterlein stated on August 9, 2021 in a floor speech.: The General Assembly gave Gov. Ralph Northam “a $1 billion blank check.” Terry McAuliffe stated on July 21, 2021 in a TV ad: “Under Terry McAuliffe (there was a) record investment in education.” Bill Cassidy stated on February 7, 2021 in remarks on NBC's "Meet the Press": “New York, for all of their complaining, Gov. Cuomo's complaining, has only had a 1.5% decrease in revenue” due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rick Scott stated on February 1, 2021 in a press release: States are seeing increases in revenue, with an average decline of just 0.12% compared with 2019. Over half of states report positive growth, including California, New York, and Illinois. Nancy Pelosi stated on May 4, 2020 in a TV interview: Illinois “got into fiscal problems because of a Republican governor who was governor there” before Gov. J.B. Pritzker. Facebook posts stated on April 23, 2020 in Facebook post: Says Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers “wants to force residents to fund Planned Parenthood abortion business.” Rick Scott stated on September 11, 2019 in a statement to The Guardian: When Rick Scott was governor, Florida "invested record funding in HIV/AIDS prevention." John Flanagan stated on June 18, 2019 in a radio interview: "The Senate Democrats have not provided one tax cut." Denny Hoskins stated on January 31, 2019 in an interview with the Columbia Daily Tribune: "Missouri still owes $60 million on bonds issued to build the 23-year-old Edward Jones Dome, the former home of the St. Louis Rams." Wisconsin Assembly Republicans stated on March 12, 2019 in news release: In-state tuition available "for non-U.S. citizens after three years … veterans have to wait five years." Patricia Fahy stated on January 14, 2019 in a radio interview: As for recreational marijuana revenue projections, "we are seeing all those numbers reach disappointing levels in the states that have legalized. They’re not meeting their targets for the most part." Tony Evers stated on September 25, 2018 in a campaign ad: Says Scott Walker ‘cut $800 million from our schools.’ Mike DeWine stated on October 20, 2018 in an ad: "During the Strickland-Cordray era, taxes were raised by $800 million and Ohio lost 400,000 jobs." Scott Walker stated on June 19, 2018 in a TV ad: Says he made "a record investment in schools." Mahlon Mitchell stated on June 19, 2018 in an interview: Says Scott Walker "has cut more from public education than he's put back in, obviously. He took $1.6 billion and some change away and then puts back $630 million and he's calling that progress." JB Pritzker stated on June 7, 2018 in a campaign ad: "$1 billion—that’s how much Bruce Rauner has wasted with his budget crisis." Richard Cordray stated on June 4, 2018 in an event in Springfield: On Mike DeWine's record as attorney general: "Opioid deaths have tripled on his watch and there have been cuts to funds for first responders and people in the community fighting the crisis." Tony Evers stated on March 23, 2018 in an interview: Says that despite a recent increase in school funding, Scott Walker "has taken over a billion dollars from the public schools." Dan Patrick stated on January 16, 2018 in a campaign video: "Last year, I proposed directing more of the education budget to teacher salaries, a move that would have resulted in an average $10,000 raise for teachers." Scott Walker stated on January 24, 2018 in a speech: "We invested" in our transportation system "$24 billion over eight years. That’s $3 billion more than what former Governor Jim Doyle spent on transportation over the same period of time." Scott Walker stated on December 18, 2017 in a tweet: "Road projects across the state are staying on track or getting done sooner thanks to the good work of the team at the Wisconsin Department of Transportation." Parker Briden stated on November 13, 2017 in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article: "We've seen funding increases for schools. We haven't seen a corresponding performance increase." Travis Allen stated on June 15, 2017 in a Repeal the Gas Tax campaign article: "This new gas tax does not increase (road) capacity anywhere in the state. It will build no new lanes of freeways. If Californians didn’t like their traffic before, they’re going to like it even less when they’re stuck in the exact same traffic and paying more for their gas."