Wrong on both counts
Wisconsin is "one of the bluest" states, but under Scott Walker its unemployment rate "is around 3.5%."
Her department’s portion: Less than 1%
Republican Party of Wisconsin
Says Mary Burke's "2007-'09 state budget had a tax hike of $1.8 billion -- costing every man, woman and child in the state an extra $310."
No broken promises
"Federal government reneging" on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin caused about $240 million in extra costs in the 2013-’15 state budget.
Bill has no audit requirements
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
A bill backed by Sean Duffy and other House Republicans "could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims" who get an abortion.
Many cooks in this tax stew
David A. Clarke Jr.
Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."
Actually the numbers show the reverse.
"Every year since Gov. Walker and the Republicans have been in control of the Legislature we’ve created fewer jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics."
Mix of ages at low wages
"Jobs that involve the minimum wage are overwhelmingly jobs for young people starting out in the workforce."
La Crosse police -- and others -- say otherwise
Protesters in La Crosse blocked an exit and surrounded a State Patrol car carrying the governor and were "beating on the windows and rocking the vehicle." When the car was "extricated" from the crowd, a truck blocked a second exit.
After our reporting, party dropped claim from web site
Says Gov. Scott Walker dropped out or was kicked out of college short of a degree "not long after" he was "kicked out of student elections at Marquette University."
A slow recovery, but not the worst ever
"We are experiencing the worst economic recovery America has ever had."
Not nearly that many addicts
In Wisconsin, more than 300,000 people have "some kind of addictive gambling problem, whether it’s pathological or what we’d categorize as a problem gambler."
More like middle of the pack
"We’re second only to Boston in college students per capita."
Higher under predecessor
Milwaukee County has "a parks capital budget that’s bigger than it’s been in the last 10 years."
Actually, it's much smaller
"The amount of interest" paid on the federal debt exceeds "total tax revenue."
Turnaround began a year before his arrival
Says that in his first two years, "Wisconsin has seen its best two-year job growth in a decade."
The Republican-authored state budget includes a provision "forcing people earning as little as $12,000 to buy private health insurance that could cost them as much as $4,000 per year."
No evidence ultrasound effect that sweeping
"Upwards of 90 percent" of women seeking an abortion decide not to have an abortion after seeing an ultrasound.
"When I was growing up as a kid in the city of Milwaukee, if we averaged 4 homicides a year in the entire city that was a record number."
Study makes no such claim
A study of private bail bond systems "showed that Wisconsin has a higher no-show rate than other states" of defendants skipping court appearances.
It does, just not directly
A monthly "police and fire protection fee" on all Wisconsin phone bills does nothing to support police and fire.
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