Saturday, December 20th, 2014

The most recent articles on PolitiFact Wisconsin

PolitiFact names its 2014 Lie of the Year

The emergence of Ebola in the United States sparked a political and media frenzy, but many of the claims made were far from accurate. Collectively, they are PolitiFact's sixth annual Lie of the Year.

Right to work: How past claims have fared on the Truth-O-Meter

Right to work has suddenly been thrust back into the news in Wisconsin. Here's a look at past factchecks on key issues in the debate.

A look at the jobs tally as of October 2014

Wisconsin employers reported another strong month of hiring in October, according to the latest monthly report released by the state Department of Workforce Development.

Our November High Five: Opposites attract (clicks)

A look back at our most-clicked work from November.

With 2016 looming, a look at what Scott Walker has been telling the nation

The contours of a Scott Walker presidential campaign have begun to take shape.   Also: Glenn Grothman goes to Washington. A look at his most provocative comments.

Conservative Congressman-elect Glenn Grothman -- his most provocative comments, In Context

During his 21 years as a Republican state lawmaker in Wisconsin, Glenn Grothman has been perceived either as an authentic conservative who speaks his mind with refreshing candor, or as a fringe character who makes extreme, often offensive, observations.

Checking Scott Walker on "Meet the Press"

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, fresh from a re-election win that promoted his presidential prospects, went on "Meet the Press" a few days later. How did he do truth-wise?

Positioned to deliver: Scott Walker and his many promises

With a fresh four years and friends dominating the Legislature, Gov. Scott Walker is in a commanding position to enact his agenda. We take a tour of his key campaign promises.   Also: Our most-clicked items from October.

Our October High-Five: Back to the False end of the scale

When it came to our most-clicked items in October, not surprisingly it was all about Scott Walker and Mary Burke. And those items were most often False.

Take this quiz on our fact-checks in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race

Meanwhile, here are our round-ups of claims on key topics:  Taxes, education, jobs, wages and income, business growth, higher education and miscellaneous items.

Miscellaneous claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race

For the past week we've taken a look, by topic, at some of the major claims that have been made in the camapign for governor. We conclude with a roundup of claims made by and about Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, that don't fit neatly into a category.

Claims in the Mary Burke-Scott Walker race about higher education

The cost of higher education -- and even Gov. Scott Walker's experience as an undergraduate -- have been fodder for statements in the race between Walker and his Democratic challenger, Mary Burke.

Claims in the Mary Burke-Scott Walker race about business growth

The growth in new businesses and the use of tax breaks in the pursuit of business growth have led to several claims from Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke that we’ve checked on the Truth-O-Meter.

Claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race about income and wages

Alongside jobs, Gov. Scott Walker and his challenger, Mary Burke, have sparred over how Wisconsinites have fared in terms of wages and income.

Claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race about jobs

Scott Walker’s promise to create 250,000 private-sector jobs -- made when he was a candidate in 2010 and rated by us as a Promise Broken -- has reverberated throughout the 2014 campaign for governor. Both he, challenger Mary Burke and others have made a number of jobs-related claims. Here’s how we’ve rated some key ones.