Monday, March 2nd, 2015

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Wisconsin

Sorting out public opinion on "right to work" laws

The rhetoric on the legislative battle over "right to work" features conflicting claims about where the public stands on such laws. We dig into the polls.

Sorting out right to work

Breaking news about fast-track legislation is sure to reignite the right to work debate.

Scott Walker's university budget cuts -- how big?

Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System have been pegged at 13 percent, 2.5 percent and 16 percent. So, are any of those figures correct?

In Context: Rush Limbaugh on Scott Walker's lack of a degree and issue of rapes on college campuses

How is it that the conservative commentator linked the two?  

New interest in the 'mystery' of Scott Walker's college years

There is almost as much interest in Gov. Scott Walker's college days as there is in what he's doing today.    

The High Five: New and old Scott Walker items among the most popular

We haven’t studied it, but we think there might be pent-up demand for Pants on Fire.

The (now-rejected) Kenosha casino -- jobs and money

How we sized up claims made about the $800 million casino complex.

Late surge in jobs still leaves Scott Walker well short of promise

Gov. Scott Walker would have finished much closer to his 250,000 jobs goal had there been four years with the jobs growth seen in 2014 -- especially the final four months of the year.

One last look at 2014

Before the year disappears from the rear-view mirror, here’s a final PolitiFact Wisconsin look-back at 2014.

Launching the second-term Walk-O-Meter

A look at the promises we'll be following.

2014's best-read claims about Scott Walker

The Republican governor's hits and misses on the Truth-O-Meter in 2014.  

False claims dominated most-clicked items about Scott Walker

Like moths to a (Pants on Fire) flame, readers were drawn to (mostly) false claims about Gov. Scott Walker in 2014.  

Beyond the Truth-O-Meter

Reviewing articles we did in 2014 without the Truth-O-Meter that provided a different sort of clarity and analysis.

Quick year-end quiz

Can you guess how we rated these six lighter and less-serious claims from 2014?

Pants on Fire, on parade

Ranking, by clicks, our seven Pants on Fire ratings from 2014.