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.
Yes on university funding, but not so much toward arena
"Scott Walker to cut $300 million from universities, spend $500 million on a pro basketball stadium."
On the books, but held up in court
Wisconsin requires, "by law, a photo ID to vote."
Some do, some don't
Middle-class Americans "pay a higher tax rate than millionaires and billionaires."
More of a catalyst than a throwback
The streetcar project planned by Mayor Tom Barrett would be a "1900s style trolley."
An apples and oranges mix
Milwaukee "incarcerates 1.2% of white men" and has "incarcerated over 50% of black men in their 30s."
Risk less than suggested
Under the "cromnibus" law, taxpayers must guarantee "incredibly risky" derivatives deals made by the nation's largest banks.
Dealbreaker for some, way down the list for others
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce
"Site selectors who decide where businesses expand or relocate shun closed shop states like Wisconsin in favor of Right to Work states like Iowa, Indiana and Michigan."
In 2013, yes
"We’re borrowing 20% of (the federal) budget."
Slower in Wisconsin, but not that slow
Scott Walker "couldn’t get his own party" to back more than a 500-student increase in Milwaukee’s school choice program, but in Indiana, "Mitch Daniels’ voucher program is approaching 30,000 students two years after opening."
Close to that
"The nation as a whole has created jobs at a rate that is two times the rate that we have created jobs here in Wisconsin under Gov. Walker."
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