Articles from May, 2012

Debate rewind: A look at our past recall-related ratings

The final recall debate between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tom Barrett covered some familiar ground. Here's a round up of some of the repeat claims and how we rated them the first time they came around.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Thursday, May 31st, 2012 at 11:27 p.m.

Our roundup of recent Wisconsin recall ratings

The partisan passion on both sides of Wisconsin’s gubernatorial recall as taken a toll on truth-telling. We take a look at recent ratings, as the June 5 election approaches.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 at 9:51 a.m.

Behind the Rhetoric: School budgets in the years ahead

In our fourth "Behind the Rhetoric" article, we look at how school districts are situated for the coming academic year after the cuts made in the state budget.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.

Behind the rhetoric: The in-state, out-of-state campaign money debate

Both sides say the other is relying on out-of-state contributions in the 2012 gubernatorial recall. We dig into the numbers in the third in our series of background stories on key questions in the race.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

Behind the rhetoric: The WEA Trust and school health care costs

In the second of our-pre-recall backgrounders, we look at the WEA Trust and health care costs for school districts.

By Tom Kertscher :: Published on Monday, May 21st, 2012 at 5:25 p.m.

Behind the rhetoric: How Walker's union limits affected school budgets

Education funding is a major battleground in the 2012 Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election. We take an in-depth tour of Milwaukee-area school districts to see how they fared under Gov. Scott Walker's budget cuts and the limits he put on collective bargaining.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Saturday, May 19th, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

Right to Work: A look at its impact in other states

Gov. Scott Walker's view on extending right-to-work laws to private sector unions in Wisconsin has emerged as a major issue in the June 5 gubernatorial recall election. Here's a quick look at right-to-work's impact in other states, based on Truth-O-Meter rulings past.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Friday, May 11th, 2012 at 8:54 p.m.

Behind the rhetoric: Why Scott Walker was able to raise unlimited funds

Democrats and their recall allies decry the law that has helped Gov. Scott Walker out-raise his opponents combined by $11 million dollars without regard to normal campaign contribution limits. We take a look at how the provision came about. The answers may surprise you.

By Dave Umhoefer :: Published on Monday, May 7th, 2012 at 6:00 a.m.

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