The bright lights of the national media often cast a favorable glow on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after the November 2013 release of his book, sowing speculation that he would be a contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2016. A few months later, on Feb. 23, 2014, the lights might have made Walker feel like he was under the heat of an interrogation. As Walker continues to stir national interest, we offer a primer on who he is, focusing on recent PolitiFact Wisconsin items on three key themes of his time as governor: jobs, taxes and fiscal responsibility.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, February 24th, 2014 at 03:08 p.m.
Not that they’re ever far from mind, but taxes have been all over the news in Wisconsin in recent days.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 at 10:45 a.m.
Reader favorites last month dealt with the jobs picture, the state budget and a review of Truth-O-Meter items on Obamacare just days before the government shutdown. We promise to remain open for business, no matter what happens in Washington.
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 at 03:12 p.m.
Both sides say the other is relying on out-of-state contributions in the 2012 gubernatorial recall. We dig into the numbers in the third in our series of background stories on key questions in the race.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 06:00 p.m.
The pace of claims and counter-claims is accelerating as Wisconsin’s recall election for governor sprints to its June 5, 2012 conclusion. The primary is May 8. We’ve been tracking many of the statements, and will continue to do so in the coming weeks. Here’s a look at the some of the major emerging issues in the early campaign ads.
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 at 08:00 a.m.
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