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PoliGraph: Zellers wrong on professor pay

Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Zellers, R- Maple Grove, may have heard from some angry professors this week....

PoliGraph: Cravaack's Medicare claim omits key details

U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan's budget proposal includes a big change to Medicare....

PoliGraph: lawmaker's spending claim ignores key information

During a recent House Tax Committee hearing, Rep. Steve Gottwalt, R-St. Cloud, made an oft-repeated claim about Gov. Mark Dayton's budget....

PoliGraph: Peterson overreaches in budget claim

U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson says the House Agriculture Committee is taking a disproportionate hit under GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed budget plan....

PoliGraph: Thissen correct - cuts will cost jobs

Minnesota House Minority Leader Paul Thissen says the Republican budget plans put jobs at risk....

PoliGraph: Bachmann shutdown claim on point

Congress has until the end of the week to broker a deal to fund the government through September. If they don't, some...

PoliGraph: Rybak gets tax numbers right

Republican legislators are targeting local government aid as they attempt to erase the state's $5 billion deficit....

PoliGraph: Zellers exaggerates tax increase impact on businesses

Minnesota Republicans' biggest complaint about Gov. Mark Dayton's budget proposal can be summed up in one word: taxes....

PoliGraph: Dayton tax increase big, maybe not biggest

Gov. Mark Dayton's $37 billion budget plan has not been warmly received by Republicans. For instance, GOP House Majority Leader Matt Dean...

PoliGraph: Marquart's property tax claim based on reasonable estimates

Rep. Paul Marquart, DFL-Dilworth, may not be a household name but he recently spoke about an issue that's making headlines all...

PoliGraph: Pawlenty's spending claim too loose with numbers

This is the fourth in a series of fact checks this week reviewing former Gov. Tim Pawlenty's book - Courage to...

PoliGraph: Pawlenty claim on federal spending leaves out key information

This is the third in a series of fact checks this week reviewing former Gov. Tim Pawlenty's book - Courage to...

PoliGraph: DFL hit on Horner hard to judge

The Minnesota DFL Party is going after Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner's tax plan....

PoliGraph: Emmer right on tax claim, with some caveats

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer pledges to cut the corporate income tax if he's elected, which he argues stifles Minnesota's economy....

PoliGraph: MN Forward ad something to cry about

MN Forward, a group backing business-friendly candidates, is airing a new ad attacking Mark Dayton's tax plan....

PoliGraph: Dayton's call to cut more easily said than done

Part of Mark Dayton's revised budget plan involves dramatic reductions in how much the government spends on private sector contracts....

PoliGraph: Horner's budget claim accurate

Minnesota's next governor will face a major problem when he takes office: the deficit. For his part, Independent Tom Horner says...

PoliGraph: Emmer wrong on LGA

If Republican Tom Emmer's elected governor, he says he'll restructure the way the state parcels out money to cities to eliminate...

PoliGraph: Clark one for three

DFL State Sen. Tarryl Clark's latest challenge to her opponent Rep. Michele Bachmann goes something like this: cut your salary and...

PoliGraph: Emmer wrong on rhymes

By Catharine Richert "Origami bird. You have great long wings to fly. Why do you sit still?" The haiku imprinted on the...

PoliGraph: Dayton tax claim on the high end

By Catharine Richert To reduce the state's nearly $6 billion projected deficit, DFL candidates for governor are touting plans to cut spending...

PoliGraph: Hahn's gambling revenue estimate on the high end

By Catharine Richert Rob Hahn's plan to lower the deficit involves six new riverboat casinos on the Mississippi. "The revenue to the...

PoliGraph: Horner's budget accounting off

By Catharine Richert Gov. Tim Pawlenty and members of the state Legislature balanced the budget for this biennium, but left a problem...

PoliGraph: Pawlenty claims right and wrong on spending

By Catharine Richert Gov. Tim Pawlenty recently appeared on Minnesota Public Radio News' Midday program, where he highlighted his efforts to reduce...