Is it cherrypicking season already?
"Our ranking in terms of the best and worst states to do business in was 43 four years ago, and we just moved up to 17 two weeks ago."
Claim about nursing homes overstated
"The State of Wisconsin thinks you should have to" wash your hands "at least 28 times to make one peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich."
University of Wisconsin System's reserves are in the "mid- to low-range" of comparable university systems.
The Milwaukee County Board approved a reform package by a 15-3 vote, "meaning Board Supervisors’ salaries will be cut by 20 percent" and "the Board’s budget will be cut by 50 percent."
Claim goes too far
Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."
Much more to the story
"The vast majority of our public school students are receiving less state support than their private voucher peers."
Closer under old budget than new
Says that even if his budget is adopted, private schools in the choice program would be getting about half the per-pupil funds that public schools receive
Last guv gave them ability to tax for it
"Under my predecessor, they cut funding for education, but they didn't give them anything in return to make up for that," leading to "less money" for school districts
The United States spends "$2.2 billion on free cell phones, $27 million on Moroccan pottery classes" and pays for "the travel expenses for the watermelon queen in Alabama."
Best number available, but laden with caveats
Research found that "over the course of the existence of the Brady Bill ban, the use of assault weapons in crimes decreased by two thirds."
Only compared to presidential years
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, was elected in a "very low turnout" race.
40 percent of U.S. gun sales "are occurring outside of" licensed gun dealers.
Many can't be prosecuted
Mayors Against Illegal Guns
In 2009, the FBI "referred more than 71,000" cases of people failing background checks when trying to buy a gun to another federal agency, "but U.S. attorneys ultimately prosecuted only 77 of them."
A story half told
"Thanks to Washington, nearly everyone will pay more in taxes in 2013. Somehow people think it's just the wealthy. It's not."
Projected, not created
Kohl’s Department Stores in 2012 "announced the creation of 3,000 new jobs."
$1 trillion benefits more than just those in poverty
"Over $1 trillion" was spent on anti-poverty programs in 2011, enough to "give every single poor American a check for $22,000."
Some truth in both parts of the claim
One Wisconsin Now
Says state schools superintendent candidate Don Pridemore "voted for the largest cuts to public education in our state history" and for "$2.3 billion in tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy."
Some will to some extent
Milwaukee County government employees pay "much more" for their health care than City of Milwaukee or State of Wisconsin employees.
Cratered might be a better way of describing it
Says President Barack Obama "did not come into office with the economy in a free fall."
Secular term goes too far
Freedom From Religion Foundation
"Secular Americans are the fastest-growing religious identification demographic in this country."
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