Romney wants to “slash K-12 funding…”

Claim: Romney wants to “slash K-12 funding…”

Ad(s): “Stick” / “Take Away”

Sponsor(s): Priorities USA Action

Air Dates: October 6 – 30

Total Estimated Spending On This Claim: $975,067 ($3,900,269 Total)

States: CO, FL, IA, OH, VA, WI

Markets:   CO- Colorado Springs, Denver; FL – Orlando, West Palm Beach; IA – Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Des Moines, Sioux City; OH – Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton, Toledo, Youngstown; VA – Norfolk, Richmond, Roanoke, Washington D.C.; WI – Green Bay

Stations: CO – KKTV, KOAA, KRDO, KXRM, KCNC, KDVR, KMGH, KTVD, KUSA, KWGN; FL – WESH, WFTV, WKCF, WKMG, WOFL, WOPX, WRBW, WRDQ, WFLX, WPBF, WPEC, WPTV, WTVX; IA – KCRG, KFXA, KGAN, KWWL, KLJB, KWQC, WHBF, WQAD, KCCI, KCWI, KDSM, WHO, WOI, KCAU, KMEG, KPTH, KTIV; OH – EKRC, WCPO, WKRC, WLWT, WSTR, WXIX, WBNX, WEWS, WJW, WKYC, WOIO, WUAB, WBNS, WCMH, WSYX, WTTE, WWHO, WBDT, WDTN, WHIO, WKEF, WRGT, WNWO, WTOL, WTVG, WUPW, WFMJ, WKBN, WYTV; VA – WAVY, WGNT, WTKR, WTVZ, WVBT, WVEC, WRIC, WRLH, WTVR, WUPV, WWBT, EDBJ, WDBJ, WFXR, WSLS, WWCW, WDCA, WDCW, WJLA, WRC, WTTG, WUSA; WI – WACY, WBAY, WCWF, WFRV, WGBA, WLUK

 

Politifact Summary: “The ad points to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a left-leaning think tank. The study notes that a cut of 22 percent in 2014 of non-discretionary spending, plus more in subsequent years, ‘would force states and localities to reduce the quality and reach of their basic public systems – their schools, clean water facilities, and law enforcement activities, for example – or raise new revenue or cut other programs to continue meeting these needs. Either way, the result would be a huge cost shift from the federal government to states and localities.’ Again, as this study points out, these cuts are speculative. It would be state and local governments deciding on the cuts, not the federal government.”

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