Mary Burke's file:
Burke

Democrat from Wisconsin

Burke is a former Trek Bicycle executive and former Wisconsin Commerce Department secretary who announced on Oct. 7, 2013 that she would seek the Democratic nomination for governor in Wisconsin in the fall 2014 election against incument Republican Gov. Scott Walker. She is a school board member in Madison, Wisconsin.

Recent statements involving Mary Burke

Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."

Under Mary Burke’s leadership, Commerce Department business-incentive programs had "major shortcomings" and "40 percent of jobs...didn’t materialize."

"Wisconsin wages are declining at double the rate of other states."

"Wisconsin now ranks among the top 10 states for out-migration."  

"Our state economic development agency under Walker, WEDC, actually isn’t even using the funds that are appropriated to it."

Recent stories featuring Mary Burke

High Five: Money, money, money:

From minimums to millions, factchecks on claims about money attracted the most page-views in January 2013.

8 things you might hear :

What might we hear (from both sides) when Gov. Scott Walker gives his fourth State of the State address Jan. 22, 2014.

Tax cuts, tax hikes? How much and when?:

Not that they’re ever far from mind, but taxes have been all over the news in Wisconsin in recent days.

A $50 million question:

Democrat Mary Burke has emphasized one particular business accomplishment in contrasting herself with Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

So far, she has offered no hard evidence to prove or refute it.

The Top Ten of 2013:

Since May 2013, we've been presenting our monthly High Five -- the PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views each month.

But, hey, it's the end of the year -- time to reflect and to celebrate. So, here are 10 items -- the ones that attracted the most eyeballs in all of 2013.

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