Wednesday, May 6th, 2015
State Rep. Mandela Barnes, D-Milwaukee, talks about the legislative efforts on various issues important to the faith community, following a march to the Capitol for a lobbying day.

Fact checking the state budget

The calendar change to May means state budget decisions will dominate the political headlines in the weeks ahead. A look back at factchecks on key topics.

Rulings from PolitiFact National

The Latest from PolitiFact Wisconsin

False

Not enough criminal justice figures available for 18-24 age group

Limit the time on public assistance for certain recipients

Require a drug test for those seeking unemployment benefits and Food Stamps

Half-True

Collectively, yes, but not true for many individuals

Half-True

Numbers don't favor Clinton, but no majority in most swing states

Mostly False

Less than Walker claims -- and less than increases before Obama took office

True

Clearance rack + Kohl's Cash = Campaign speech applause line

True

Accurate figure, despite rising minority population

Pants on Fire!

Party cites us, but we don't do that kind of rating