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PoliGraph: Simon marriage claim essentially right

There was emotionally charged debate on the Minnesota Senate floor this week as legislators weighed a constitutional amendment to define marriage as...

PoliGraph: Pawlenty right on Obama's health care record

During the first Republican presidential debate of the 2012 campaign, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty reminded viewers that President Barack Obama was against...

PoliGraph: Rybak is right on taxes

Before Tim Pawlenty arrived in Boston, Mass., a few weeks ago to speak at a tea party rally, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak...

PoliGraph: Ellison tax claim right

DFL U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison isn't too happy about a deal to keep the government funded through September....

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: Pawlenty climate claim right, with caveats

Once upon a time, former Gov. Tim Pawlenty supported a cap-and-trade plan to lower greenhouse gas emissions. Cap-and-trade sets an overall limit...

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: Seide claim on unions holds up

As a battle over public employee bargaining rights rages in Wisconsin, Minnesota labor leaders are touting the positive effects of union membership....

PoliGraph: Dayton gets jobs number claims right

Minnesota's economy was the theme of Gov. Mark Dayton's first State of the State speech delivered Wednesday....

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: 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: 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: 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: Byberg right on Peterson's voting record

Seventh District congressman Collin Peterson is not your average Democrat. The 10-term DFLer gets high marks from the National Rifle Association,...

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: Clark right on Bachmann bridge claim

By Catharine Richert DFLer Tarryl Clark frequently criticizes Michele Bachmann for neglecting the needs of the 6th district. Case in point: In...

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 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: 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: Bachmann right on where BP buck stops

By Catharine Richert Rep. Michele Bachmann has criticized President Barack Obama for the way he's handled the massive oil spill in the...

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...