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Were Gov. Reynolds’ claims in Condition of the State true?
14th January 2021 • The Gazette Fact Checker • The Gazette
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In her Condition of the State speech Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds hit on Iowa’s accomplishments and challenges in 2020 and highlighted her goals for 2021.

The Fact Checker team examined Reynolds’ claims about COVID-19 vaccinations, derecho damage, the economy, broadband and side effects of police reform in other states.

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.

If you spot a claim you think needs checking, email us at

This Fact Checker podcast was researched, written and hosted by Erin Jordan, Marissa Payne, Michaela Ramm and John Steppe of The Gazette. This episode is produced by Stephen Colbert. Music is Lobby Time by Kevin MacLeod.