WASHINGTON — A claim from the vice presidential debate between Republican Mike Pence and Democrat Tim Kaine, and how it stacks up with the facts:

PENCE, saying he’s proud that “the state of Indiana has balanced budgets.”

THE FACTS: True, but that’s not exactly to his credit. A balanced budget is required by law, as it is in every state except Vermont.

EDITOR’S NOTE _ A look at the veracity of claims by political figures