Did Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, the target of a campaign to remove him from office, raise taxes or didn’t he? Seems like a simple question. As competing claims surface, we take a look. It does kinda feel like we've already tackled this topic before ...
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, December 12th, 2011 at 08:00 a.m.
As Democrats launch their drive to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, here's a look at some of the claims -- from both sides -- you're likely to see repeated. And repeated.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, November 15th, 2011 at 02:25 p.m.
Striving to win over fiscally conservative voters in a contested Republican gubernatorial primary, Gov. Scott Walker pledged in 2010 not only to avoid tax increases, but to cut a multitude of taxes for various groups. It was a bold move. But in promising to achieve them in his first budget, Walker he left himself little room to maneuver -- especially when the sluggish economy was leaving a major budget gap for 2011-13. A look at key promises and how Walker fared.
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Sunday, July 10th, 2011 at 08:00 p.m.
When concealed carry passed the Wisconsin Legislature on June 21, 2011, one aspect of the legislation was cited by both supporters and critics of the measure as a reason for their votes: Safeguards. We give the Truth-O-Meter a day off as we look at how Wisconsin's safeguards compare to others around the nation.
By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Saturday, June 25th, 2011 at 07:00 p.m.
We always call the person who made the claim and ask where he or she got the information that his or her statement was based on. Sometimes the answers are a little surprising.
By Warren Fiske :: Published on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 at 02:36 p.m.
The Wisconsin budget controversy has generated sharp rhetorical clashes over ideology, budget priorities and tactics -- and the largest sustained protests in Madison since the Vietnam War, The main event: An argument over collective bargaining rights and compensation for state and local government employees that has spurred national interest. Check out some of our hottest items.
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Thursday, March 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 a.m.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, we read, says no one should be shocked he’s seeking to whittle collective-bargaining rights for government-employee unions in the Badger State. PolitiFact Wisconsin put the kibosh on that claim; it’s also fact-checked more than a dozen others, finding few statements to be True.
By W. Gardner Selby :: Published on Thursday, February 24th, 2011 at 10:20 a.m.
For those just getting focused on Tuesday's gubernatorial election, we've rounded up the key charges and counter charges -- and our past rulings on them -- from Friday night's final debate.
By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Monday, November 1st, 2010 at 02:16 p.m.