Big cut in first, but others added back some funds
"Republicans have already cut our neighborhood public schools three budgets in a row."
Costs sizeable, but only $16 million
Says the recall elections that aimed to remove him and other Republican officials from office "cost tens of millions of dollars to run."
Total sentence was 4 years, not 13
David A. Clarke Jr.
The man who killed a motorist who fatally struck a 2-year-old was "back on the street" because he had received a 13-year sentence for bank robbery but only "served two years."
Less than Walker claims -- and less than increases before Obama took office
Under Barack Obama, "the average cost of family health care premiums has increased by $4,154."
Voters have never had direct choice
Greater Wisconsin Committee
An April 7, 2015 referendum would take "the choice of chief justice" of the Wisconsin Supreme Court "away from the people."
Functions more like a pass through
Ninety-five percent of the money used for union-operated worker training centers comes from employers.
Vast majority share last name
"A married couple that" use the same last name "is rarer and rarer in our country."
Claim runs off the rails
Joe Davis, Sr.
The streetcar project proposed for downtown Milwaukee "would actually take precious revenue away" from the Milwaukee Public Schools.
"Saved" is misleading
"The difference over the (previous) four years between where things were headed and where we brought them to over the last four years is a total of $816 in saved property tax money."
Maybe for a small group.
"A single parent with a couple kids can easily get $35,000 a year" in public assistance in Wisconsin.
Other factors larger
"We've had the lowest health care inflation in history because of Obamacare."
Claim is too sweeping
In "the past four or five" presidential elections, "people who poll high at the beginning are not the people who end up being the nominees."
If you look at it in a certain way
"One-hundred times as many people worked their way from poverty into the American middle class" during his presidency compared to Ronald Reagan's presidency.
Many of these "businesses" will never have employees
Republican Party of Wisconsin
"25,000 businesses have been created since (Scott) Walker took office."
Evidence of action is lacking
Attorney general candidate Brad Schimel "is in cahoots with Wisconsin Right to Life to make abortion a crime in Wisconsin."
Except when it does
The projected $1.8 billion state budget shortfall for 2015-’17 "actually comes from an assumption based on zero growth. That just doesn’t happen."
Most of the drop came under Jim Doyle
Under Scott Walker’s policies, "the typical Wisconsin family has actually seen their real income drop by nearly $3,000 in the last four years."
No hiring boom yet
Americans for Prosperity
"Under the administration of Gov. Scott Walker, northern Wisconsin’s mining economy is moving forward and more people are getting good, high-paying jobs."
Data incomplete; many factors involved
Wisconsin Professional Police Association
Data on violent crime shows Wisconsin "has become less safe than it was when Scott Walker took office."
Incumbents safer after lines redrawn
After the 2012 redistricting, Wisconsin has competitive congressional districts.
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