Monday, October 20th, 2014

Tom Barrett's file

Barrett

Democrat from Wisconsin

Tom Barrett has served as mayor of Milwaukee since 2004. He previously served in the U.S. House and the state Legislature. He lost bids for governor in 2002, 2010 and in the 2012 recall race against Gov. Scott Walker

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Dueling TV ads take on Scott Walker's position on abortion

An group supporting abortion rights injected abortion into the Wisconsin governor’s race less than a month before election day. And Gov. Scott Walker responded the same day with a TV ad of his own.

-- Walker, Burke promises of 2014

-- Scoring Walker’s progress on promises

 

 

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.

Candidates by any other name: Do they smell as sweet?

Striving to concoct a negative image for opponents, political partisans are playing the age-old Name Game for keeps as Wisconsin enters a big 2014 campaign season. In the governor's race, "Millionaire Mary" takes on "Governor Ultrasound."

Promises, promises: Gov. Scott Walker, the Walk-O-Meter and 2014

Barring something unforeseen, Gov. Scott Walker will stand for election for the third time in four years in November 2014. One year out, we examine his record on keeping campaign pledges he made in the 2010 contest. Sneak preview: he's keeping far more than he's breaking.

The Truth-O-Meter and the 2013-15 state budget

Gov. Scott Walker has said he will sign the 2013-15 state budget into law on June 30, 2013.

The two-year tax-and-spending plan takes effect the next day.

We’ve covered the budget terrain with a number of Truth-O-Meter items.

Here’s a roundup of claims on school vouchers, bail bonds, tax cuts and more.