On some measures, not others
"Minnesota is kicking butt relative to Wisconsin on everything from employment and job creation to school test scores, educated work force and a host of other factors and rankings"
Stat accurate; blame shared
Because of Gov. Scott Walker’s budgeting, a greater percentage of general fund tax dollars is "going to pay off debt than ever before in our history."
Some gas in this tank
"Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa already have 70 mph" speed limits on rural interstates, and "we see that they’ve been able to do it safely."
No specific deadline
Under a new law regulating abortions, "Even if you're raped, if you don't report it in the first 30 days, the Republicans will force you to have an ultrasound."
Mostly right on stats, mostly wrong on credit
"Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. health care spending grew at 3.9 percent for the last three years, the lowest growth rate in over 50 years."
Many would-be buyers could lose access
A Republican housing finance reform bill "would eliminate a person’s ability to obtain 15- and 30-year mortgages."
Monitoring of individuals' accounts unclear
The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is "collecting financial information, monitoring financial information of millions of Americans" without their knowledge and "storing it for up to 10 years."
Lines for green cards make current path very long, for some
"Currently, it takes up to 25 years to obtain U.S. citizenship legally" but the Senate bill "would allow immigrants who came to the United States illegally to obtain citizenship in just 13 years."
Among the more generous
A private school tax break in the Wisconsin state budget is "the most generous in the nation."
Anecdotally, yes. Statistically, records unclear
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is a "proven job creator."
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."
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