Report keeps crystal ball under wraps
A state report’s "projection is that approximately half of public employees" would live outside municipal boundaries in a decade if the state bans local residency requirements.
Outlier of a study on a long-dead bill
A recent study of a proposed cap-and-trade policy’s effect on Wisconsin consumers showed it could "raise gasoline prices by 141 percent and electricity rates by 171 percent" by 2030.
Not a ton, but more than one
"Not one dime gets added to the deficit because of Social Security."
Indirect urging at best
Wisconsin education agency "urged white students to wear white wristbands ‘as a reminder about your (white) privilege.’ "
Ranking outdated, misleading
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
Wisconsin’s laws "ranked the worst in the world for mining investment."
Not true for most
"We’re taxing our small businesses now at rates higher than corporations."
Sheriff’s Office responds to few crime calls
David A. Clarke Jr.
"I had to lay off 48 people last year," which has exacerbated the lack of law enforcement officers in the county that respond quickly to crime calls.
"At least" is a stretch
A Republican-sponsored Wisconsin mining bill "will take at least seven years to create jobs."
Actually, falling home values brought it down
Thanks to actions by the Milwaukee County Board on the 2013 budget, the amount of county taxes on the average home in the city of Milwaukee "would be a $19 decrease."
Made some news out West
Says he first unveiled his new legislative agenda in Wisconsin, not in California as critics complain
Tea party has promoted that hope; Walker, not really
Says Gov. Scott Walker has "led people to believe that if Wisconsin doesn’t implement a (health-care) exchange, Obamacare doesn’t happen here."
GOP and he were in charge
Says Democrats first proposed prohibiting the government from negotiating prices for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D and he "had nothing to do with" that provision in the law.
She didn't buck her party
Says when he was governor, "most of the Democrats" voted for his billion-dollar property-tax cuts, but U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin "voted against it."
Strong claim, weak evidence
Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson "personally made over $3 million" from a federal contract granted to his healthcare company, but left 9/11 first responders "without the care they were promised."
Opposed once, in favor nine times
Says "Tammy Baldwin had the opportunity to vote to honor the victims of 9/11 and she voted against it."
She also backed stopping the tax increase
Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin supports a "tax increase that President Obama says" would cost middle-class families $3,000 per year.
Data collection required, but no requirement on health care workers
Says Tammy Baldwin introduced a bill that would require doctors and other health care workers to ask patients, "including young children, whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or if they know their gender identity."
Jumping to assumptions
Greater Wisconsin Committee
"Women who have miscarriages could be investigated by police" under legislation supported by Republican state Senate candidate Rick Gudex.
And cutting them
Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson favors raising taxes on small businesses.
Production? Yes. Proved, possibly recoverable reserves? No
"We have more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil."
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