Accurate in raw dollar terms
Republicans approved 12 times larger tax breaks for "people making over 350 grand" than for "the average middle-class person."
— PolitiFact Wisconsin
No specific deadline
Under a new law regulating abortions, "Even if you're raped, if you don't report it in the first 30 days, the Republicans will force you to have an ultrasound."
Not anytime soon
Under Republican-backed state budget, the state education agency estimates expansion of Wisconsin’s school voucher program "could cost nearly $2 billion annually"
Right on guns, iPad; but pencil and paper?
"You can't bring an iPad or a piece of paper and a pencil in the (Wisconsin Assembly) gallery to take notes of what's going on," but "you can bring a gun up there."
Recall effect not quite so clear
"70 percent of the people who voted" on June 5, 2012, "just didn’t feel comfortable with the recall of the governor," weakening any idea that Wisconsin is "fully behind this Walker agenda."
Milwaukee Public Schools may be hurt, but studies say not so for out-state districts
Says new GOP Wisconsin Assembly members "voted to take funding away from their public schools in their districts to give it to private Milwaukee voucher schools."
Barca had opinion on his side but overshot target
"Two thirds of the people in Wisconsin strongly disagree with this idea of permanently taking away people’s rights to collective bargaining."
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