Defunding curbed access, but 'nowhere to turn' goes too far
Says Scott Walker's defunding of Planned Parenthood "left women across the state stranded with nowhere else to turn" for cancer screenings, breast exams and birth control.
Aside from one-year blip, rating has been consistently high
"Since I took office, Wisconsin now has the 2nd highest health care quality ranking in the country."
Number is small, but not quite that small
"Less than 1 percent of all the education dollars that we spend are spent on private (school) voucher programs."
The bag is mixed
"Nationally, the unemployment rate for veterans is far greater than the national unemployment rate," and Wisconsin is "one of those rare examples where unemployment is actually lower for veterans than it is for the population as a whole and certainly lower than it is nationally."
A big statement based on a tiny sample of voters
My support from young voters -- those 18 to 24 -- in November 2014 was "largely unheard of for a Republican."
Ranking is for wired broadband. We fare much better on mobile
"The United States still ranks 20th in the world in access to broadband -- over 50 percent below the best nations."
Survey results not that precise
"Twenty-five percent of people in the country have said they changed their email and phone habits because of" the collection of data allowed by the Patriot Act.
Eliminating bachelor's degree requirement key change
A Republican budget proposal "would have Wisconsin have the weakest standards for who can be a teacher in the classroom in the country."
Many factors at work
Since Republicans took over after the 2010 election, "the graduation rate in Wisconsin has gone from 86 percent to 88 percent. The black graduation rate has gone from 60 percent to 65 percent. The Latino graduation rate has gone from 65 percent to 71 percent."
By one measure, but not others
"Two of the top three (rated) public high schools in Wisconsin — Ronald Reagan College Prep and Rufus King International — are MPS schools."
Many explanations for the gap
"Thanks to restrictive and anticompetitive ballot laws," candidates in November 2014 ran unopposed in nearly half of Wisconsin’s state representative races but in Michigan and Minnesota nearly all races had challengers.
Some maximum bike forfeitures are higher; but the standard forfeiture is lower
If Milwaukee approves reducing its maximum forfeiture for marijuana possession to $50, the city would have "23 different bicycle violations that have a higher forfeiture."
Collectively, yes, but not true for many individuals
"Americans will spend more on taxes in 2015 than on food, clothing and housing combined."
Numbers don't favor Clinton, but no majority in most swing states
In recent polling in battleground states, a "majority of the people" said Hillary Clinton "is untrustworthy."
Three of the four gave to her foundation
Says Hillary Clinton took "money from kings of Saudi Arabia and Morocco and Oman and Yemen."
Similar language, but different context and intent
Says Bill Clinton signed a law "very similar to," and Barack Obama voted for a law "something like," Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Available figures are for the county, not the city
Young, Gifted and Black Coalition
"Black people are eight times more likely to be arrested than white people" in Madison.
Numbers are right but don't tell the whole story
The infant mortality rate is 15 percent higher in states with right-to-work laws.
Spent down; more left
UW-Madison "spent down reserves" as it was told to do two years ago and, facing new state budget cuts, has "no more reserves to spend down."
A bit of grade inflation
The woman named Wisconsin’s 2010 "outstanding teacher of the year" was laid off by the Milwaukee Public Schools that year under "seniority and tenure rules" that were eliminated by his Act 10 changes.
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