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Fact checking Gov. Reynolds' Condition of the State address
14th January 2022 • The Gazette Fact Checker • The Gazette
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Gov. Kim Reynolds’s 2022 Condition of the State address Tuesday night was 48 minutes and covered topics ranging from education and the environment to technology and taxes.

Some statements drew cheers, while others might have angered listeners. The Fact Checker checks only verifiable claims — so if the governor expressed an opinion or a made a vague statement that can’t be proved, we didn’t check it. The Gazette Fact Checker checked 10 claims for accuracy.

Read the full fact check: Fact checking 10 claims in Reynolds’ Condition of the State

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The Fact Checker team checks statements made by an Iowa political candidate/officeholder or a national candidate/officeholder about Iowa, or in ads that appear in our market.

Claims must be independently verifiable. We give statements grades from A to F based on accuracy and context.

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This Fact Checker podcast is produced by Katie Brumbeloe, and the music is "Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod