Statements we say are Half-True

"Wisconsin does not have a deficit. Thanks to Republican reforms, the 2014 budget will begin with a $443 million surplus."

"I’m running the second-largest county district attorney’s office … at 1985 staffing levels."

"At some point in their lives, 99% of women use birth control."

"I created the school choice program."

A statewide poll showing 76 percent support and other surveys are a "strong indicator" of  broad public support in Milwaukee County for a $10.10 minimum wage

"Part of the increase in the cost (of higher education) has been because state support has dropped. We now spend, under Governor Walker, more on corrections than we do on higher education."

Under Wisconsin law, "anyone who knows anything about a John Doe" secret criminal investigation "can't talk about it."

"This generation, on average, is starting their careers, if they’ve been to a four-year college, with just under $30,000 in debt."

"Explosive growth in Medicare" is the reason federal deficit spending is predicted to top $1 trillion again after falling to $600 billion annually.

The proposed Gogebic mine in northern Wisconsin "could be extended as long as 21 miles."  

Under his leadership, more people in Wisconsin "have access to health care."

40 percent of illegal immigrants "had a visa and then became illegal," mostly because "they changed jobs."

Using a surcharge on the cigarette tax to help pay for a new downtown sports arena "is not feasible under state law."

Even though Chicago has "the most stringent gun laws on the books," it still "has the highest murder rate" in the country.

Wisconsin is "not a high tax and fee state." When you look at "all the money state and local governments bring in" from residents, "we're more in the middle."

"We’re trailing every other state in the Midwest in terms of job creation since January of 2011."

Under President Obama’s health-care reforms, the premium for "an average plan for a family didn't go down by $2,500 per year, it's gone up about $2,500 per year."

"The state budget has actually grown by $4.6 billion under" Gov. Scott Walker’s actions.

"You've seen where we're now going from a $700 million surplus to getting into the next biennium with almost a $750 million deficit."

"The $3.6 billion deficit we inherited has turned into more than a half-billion-dollar surplus."

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