Minter says she’d use the regional cap and trade program to reduce carbon emissions, but won’t say if she’d veto a carbon tax.
The notion that people leaving the labor force represents $750 million in “lost wages” is false, according to Doug Hoffer.
In order to raise an additional $6 million for the plan, the current tax on banks would need to increase by 55 percent to 60 percent.
Brock’s claim that teen pot use is up in Colorado is wrong. Zuckerman’s assertion that heroin use has dropped in Colorado is also false.
Each week in Fact Checker, reporters and editors from Seven Days and VTDigger.org will evaluate the veracity of statements and rate them on a five-point scale: True, Mostly True, Debatable, Mostly False and Udder Bull. CLAIM: “The Fact Checker is on indefinite hiatus,” Seven Days’ Off Message blog, Nov. 7, 2012. FACTS: The Fact Checker […]
CLAIM: “NO-CHOICE: At least 15 GOP Senate candidates oppose abortion for rape victims,” Oct. 26 story on Huffington Post, which said Republican U.S. Senate candidate John MacGovern opposes abortion even in cases of rape.
Without broader context, the stats could give the impression that huge amounts of oxycodone are being diverted onto the streets when in fact the drug is often used for legitimate medical purposes.
Brock’s assertion is wrong, based on his own data for 2012.
The numbers used in the ad paint an incomplete picture of Rutland’s overall financial picture, which is more nuanced. For that reason, we rate the claim “Debatable.”
This week’s claim? The accusation that Republican Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is “against a woman’s right to choose.”