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.
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Lawmakers and partisans on both sides of the abortion issue reacted strongly to statements made during the legislative floor debate as the Wisconsin Senate narrowly passed a Republican-backed bill last week.
Here -- in our In Context feature -- we take a closer look at the attention-getting remarks on the bill, which requires women seeking an abortion to get an ultrasound.
Today we introduce a new feature: the High Five.
We’ll recap the five PolitiFact Wisconsin items that received the most page-views at PolitiFact Wisconsin during the previous month.
In May, they included a one drink maximum; a girl, an injured woodpecker and the FBI; repeated hand-washing and a memorable Clinton vs. Johnson moment.
Wisconsin was a national pioneer in sending Milwaukee children to private schools with publicly funded vouchers. Now, with the Legislature debating Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand choice to additional cities, we shed light on some of the key disputes over the choice program.
The amount of excess cash in the University of Wisconsin System’s bank account is:
A) "Nearly $1 billion"
B) $648 million
C) $207 million
Everyone has a different view on how much extra money the UW System has. We dig into the various numbers being tossed about.
Gov. Scott Walker announced Feb. 13, 2013 that he would reject an expansion of Medicaid offered as part of Obamacare, saying he has a better idea for helping more people get health insurance.
Some advocates of making more people eligible for Medicaid say the expansion would create jobs.
Is the picture that clear?
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