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MN Governor 2010

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: 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 exaggerates impact of health provision

The new federal health care law has cropped in attack ads, in speeches, and most recently in a three-way debate between...

PoliGraph: Dayton property tax claims add up

Not a gubernatorial debate goes by without some discussion of government aid to cities and schools. DFL hopeful Mark Dayton raised the...

PoliGraph: Horner's health care claim checks out

Minnesota's next governor will grapple with health care reform, including a new federal law that requires states to set up health...

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: Union right on Emmer's transportation votes

A new mailer from the Minnesota AFL-CIO links Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer to the I-35W bridge collapse. The mailer, which...

PoliGraph: Dayton's government worker claim accurate

By Catharine Richert With all the talk about taxes and spending, this year's gubernatorial race is a debate over the size of...

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: Emmer's public sector salary claim inconclusive

By Catharine Richert During a debate in Golden Valley, Tom Emmer put public sector employee salaries in his cross-hairs. "On average, a...

PoliGraph: Horner's small businesses claim cuts both ways

By Catharine Richert In a recent gubernatorial debate in Winona, Tom Horner and Mark Dayton traded barbs over taxes. Horner, the Independence...

PoliGraph: MN more like other states under Horner's sales tax plan

By Catharine Richert To help reduce the deficit, Independence Party gubernatorial candidate Tom Horner has proposed revamping the state's sales taxes....

PoliGraph: Alliance right about Emmer's missed votes

By Catharine Richert The Alliance for a Better Minnesota, a labor-backed organization, has a new ad knocking Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom...

PoliGraph: Emmer's employment claim accurate

By Catharine Richert A hallmark of Republican Tom Emmer's campaign for governor will be his case for smaller government. Emmer's website says...

PoliGraph: Kelliher, Dayton's tax claims put to the test

By Catharine Richert In their final debate before the primary Sunday night, two leading DFL candidates for governor wrangled over taxes. House...

PoliGraph: Kelliher right on school spending claim

By Catharine Richert A July 20, 2010, Minnesota Public Radio debate, DFL gubernatorial hopefuls Margaret Anderson Kelliher and Mark Dayton sparred over...

PoliGraph: Entenza wrong on Emmer's education record

By Catharine Richert DFL hopeful Matt Entenza says he'll pull Minnesota out of No Child Left Behind if he's governor - and...

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: Kelliher job numbers in the ballpark

By Catharine Richert DFL House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher's gubernatorial campaign is all about jobs. Part of her plan to boost employment...

PoliGraph: Entenza wind power claim checks out

By Catharine Richert Boosting Minnesota's green energy production will be good for Minnesota's environment and for its economy, says Matt Entenza, a...

PoliGraph: Dayton education claim debatable

By Catharine Richert Mark Dayton's latest TV ad takes aim at Gov. Tim Pawlenty's education funding record. "Pawlenty cut funding by $1,300...

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: Kelliher Medicaid claim in a grey area

By Catharine Richert House Speaker Margaret Anderson Kelliher, the DFL-endorsed candidate for governor, says the state should move early to shift thousands...

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: The rich pay less - An accurate claim by Dayton

By Catharine Richert "Tax the rich" is the mantra of Mark Dayton's campaign. The former U.S. Senator promises to increase taxes on...