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Maryland Politics Archive: Fact-Checker

First Click, Maryland:
Fact checking how Prince George's fared under Ehrlich and O'Malley

Your daily download of political news and analysis: 13 days to go until the election Click here to receive First Click in a morning e-mail. Wednesday, October 20, 2010: The Fact Checker With the two leading candidates for governor...

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 20, 2010; 9:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Ann Marimow, Fact-Checker, First Click  
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Post-debate fact-checking gives different takes on O'Malley's spending

The campaign credits O'Malley with cutting spending 3 percent during his term. During the debate, O'Malley said, "We've cut state spending more than any other governor has over a four-year period." The 3 percent figure O'Malley uses refers to general fund spending. That's one way to look at the numbers. But look at it another way and the numbers tell a somewhat of a different story.

By Ann Marimow  | October 14, 2010; 2:17 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  2010 Elections, Fact-Checker, Maryland State Budget  
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First Click, Maryland:
Fact checking the cost of higher education

In the final stretch of the governor's race, the Post's First Click will take a closer look at the major advertisements and assertions from former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. and Gov. Martin O'Malley in a once-a-week fact-checking operation. Can O'Malley take credit for freezing tuition for four years? Not really. In the 2006 legislative session, before O'Malley took office, it was the General Assembly that passed a bill prohibiting the university system from raising tuition. Ehrlich did not sign the bill, but allowed it to become law without his signature. So, neither O'Malley nor Ehrlich can really take credit for starting the freeze in 2006.

By Aaron C. Davis  | October 6, 2010; 8:07 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Ann Marimow, Fact-Checker, First Click  
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