Not snuffed out yet
Using a surcharge on the cigarette tax to help pay for a new downtown sports arena "is not feasible under state law."
On Chicago facts and the connection, a mixed bag
Even though Chicago has "the most stringent gun laws on the books," it still "has the highest murder rate" in the country.
Two ways to slice it
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."
Only among closest neighbors
"We’re trailing every other state in the Midwest in terms of job creation since January of 2011."
Right on the number, but hard to blame the law
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."
Figure right; blame misleading
"The state budget has actually grown by $4.6 billion under" Gov. Scott Walker’s actions.
Point is accurate, but the numbers don’t play well together
"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."
Turned things around, but comparison is flawed
"The $3.6 billion deficit we inherited has turned into more than a half-billion-dollar surplus."
Up a bit, yes; but why is more complicated
"The Legislature passed Gov. Walker’s so-called property tax relief bill," but the Republicans "are still raising your property taxes."
Obama and administration in with rest of federal employees
All members of Congress are required to be in Obamacare, but Obama and members of his administration "have their own gold-plated health care plans that they're in."
Parts of claim accurate; other parts overstated
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
"Live cats have holes drilled into their skulls," posts put into their heads and coils put into their eyes, and some have had their ears cut off or are intentionally deafened or starved at UW-Madison labs that do research to improve hearing in humans.
Voting record mixed
Republican Party of Wisconsin
Says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke "has proven on the Madison Board of Education" that she supports raising taxes and spending.
More at work than her work, including that Great Recession thing
Says her actions as Wisconsin commerce secretary brought the state "84,000 more Wisconsin jobs than we have today."
Both phenomena occur some; ACA will prohibit
Domestic violence "is seen as a pre-existing" health condition and "women had to pay 50 percent more for health care because of gender ratings," but under Obamacare, "all of that is over."
It's 1 of 2
Among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, Milwaukee is the "only one" where the poverty rate is more than "four times greater in the city than it is in the suburbs."
By one measure, yes; by another, no
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
The 2013-’15 state budget backed by Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers "left our technical colleges funded at 1989 levels."
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."
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