Friday, September 4th, 2015
Workers with Northcott Neighborhood House, a construction training organization, work on removing a portion of the roof from a house that was being deconstructed in Milwaukee on July 14, 2015. (Mike De Sisti photo)

Our Labor Day fact check roundup

For Labor Day, a look at fact checks over the past year that are of interest to working folks in Wisconsin.


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In Context: What Scott Walker said about a Canada wall

Rulings from PolitiFact National

The Latest from PolitiFact Wisconsin

Mostly False

Mostly False + Mostly False = Mostly False

Mostly True

Poll cited is extensive, but more to the story

Limit the time on public assistance for certain recipients

Return budget surpluses to taxpayers

Support a major increase in the enrollment cap in the statewide private school voucher program


Available evidence shows he left on his own, in good standing


Aside from one-year blip, rating has been consistently high

Mostly True

Yes, thanks in part to a predecessor’s program he discontinued


No evidence that vast majority weren't from Wisconsin

Mostly True

Accurately quotes study, but part of methodology questioned