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Under Gov. Scott Walker, "employer confidence now stands at 95 percent," compared to "only 10 percent" at the end of the "Gov. Jim Doyle-Mary Burke administration."  

Says Mary Burke's "2007-'09 state budget had a tax hike of $1.8 billion -- costing every man, woman and child in the state an extra $310."  

As state Commerce secretary, Mary Burke drafted, sponsored and promoted "budgets that raised taxes by billions, created high structural deficits and raided funds to finance huge spending hikes."

"The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary."  

Says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke "has proven on the Madison Board of Education" that she supports raising taxes and spending.  

Recent stories featuring Republican Party of Wisconsin

Some of the themes that will shape the governor's race:

More than four months out before the November 2014 gubernatorial election in Wisconsin, some of the campaign themes are coming into focus.

Gov. Scott Walker's record on jobs and the economy. How that record compares to that of his predecessor, Democrat Jim Doyle. And the record of likely Democratic nominee Mary Burke, both as Doyle's commerce secretary and as a former executive of Trek Bicycle Corp.

Fact-checking the GOP:

Wisconsin’s job growth in 2013 was the best since the 1990s?

At least 70 percent of residents approve of the state’s wildly controversial collective bargaining reform law?

When Republicans ran Washington, they let the food stamp rolls skyrocket?

We revisit these and other recent claims by Wisconsin Republicans ahead of their annual state convention.

Fact-checking claims on jobs from across the nation:

On the heels of a better-than-expected jobs report, we take a look at recent jobs-related fact-checks in PolitiFact and its state affiliates -- and find many of the claims wanting.
 

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