Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

Statements from Milwaukee

Mostly False

Only a handful of officials have access to (non-luxury) vehicles

True

Some didn’t have the chance, but the state lawmaker is on point

False

State constitution, court rulings and experts say otherwise

Pants on Fire!

The list – including roaches, ceiling plaster and exit signs – shows otherwise

Half-True

One full-timer, sure. But contractors do much of the work

Mostly False

Even critics of the wage and hiring rule say they are not the sole cause for vacant land

False

The idea was already on the table. And that savings could end up a loss

Mostly True

Costs are higher, but not as high as they would otherwise be, and Holloway played a key role

False

State law says fees can’t be put into other parts of the budget

Mostly True

The missing context: These are the federally-funded jobs to run the just-opened center

False

Like others before him, Pratt overstates the number by citing a study that measures something else

Half-True

There is much disagreement about the source of the flood damage, but the claim about coverage is on dry ground

False

The gap is big, but there’s not much methodology to the alderman’s madness

True

Jobs may be down overall, but things are looking up in the oft-overlooked valley

Mostly True

The district packs in health care and pensions for retirees, but taxpayers still get a big punch

Mostly False

Cites final vote as evidence of budget hawkishness, but not a single amendment to cut spending?