Scott Walker's file:
Walker

Republican from Wisconsin

Scott Walker, a Republican, was elected governor of Wisconsin in November 2010. He was recalled in 2012 after igniting controversy with a bill curtailing public-employee union collective-bargaining rights. He survived the recall election, defeating Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.  Walker is a former Milwaukee County executive and former member of the state Assembly.

Recent statements involving Scott Walker

"Drone technology now allows an individual to be recorded in their homes by drones as small as birds and immediately uploaded to the internet."

A poll taken "a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" for the Act 10 collective bargaining law.

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

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

"Once our Blueprint for Prosperity is signed into law, we will have delivered $2 billion" in tax relief.

Recent stories featuring Scott Walker

In February's High Five race: Barack Obama, Scott Walker and some other guys:

The PolitiFact Wisconsin articles that got the most page-views in February 2014 (Barack Obama was No. 1, Scott Walker No. 2) are a little like the advertising on a NASCAR racing car.

All over the map.

 

Five key pieces from our Scott Walker file:

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.

High Five: Money, money, money:

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

Residency rules revisited:

A judge has thrown out Milwaukee's residency rule, which for 75 years required city employees to live within the city limits. That renewed debate about claims on the merits of the rule.

Should public employees be able to live where they want? Should they be required to live and pay taxes in the city that employs them? A roundup of our past ratings on the issue.

Top 10 most fact-checked people on the Truth-O-Meter:

Curious about who -- other than President Barack Obama -- has been fact-checked on the Truth-O-Meter most often? We were, too. So we created a list.

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