South Dakota has joined Wisconsin
Wisconsin's pension system is the "only one fully funded in the country."
Yes, thanks in part to a predecessor’s program he discontinued
"Our last budget committed the highest level of need-based financial aid in state history."
Accurately quotes study, but part of methodology questioned
"The top one-tenth of 1 percent" of Americans "own almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent."
Yes, though slumping housing market played a role
Says because of his actions, Wisconsin "property taxes today are lower than they were four years ago."
The asterisk: Federal agency interprets law to already provide protection
"In a majority of states, you can now marry freely, but can still be fired for who you love."
Math wise, yes, but a few caveats
"We've cut the deficit by two-thirds."
The laws are very popular
Says "Hillary Clinton's rejection of efforts to make it easier to vote and harder to cheat not only defies logic, but the will of the majority of Americans."
Longtime critic of federal role
Says U.S. Senate opponent Ron Johnson "is opposed to all government-assisted student loans."
Yes, though impact on students limited
Says Scott Walker "cut back early voting and signed legislation that would make it harder for college students to vote."
Mopping up is part of the messy process
Says Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget contained 110 pages of errors -- an unusually high number -- "and millions of dollars’ worth of mistakes" that were corrected with a follow-up document.
Positive signs but prediction a bit premature
"For our next two years in my state, we will end with a structural surplus of $499 million."
Yes, in first year. But benefit would be ongoing
"There are more members of the U.S. Senate than the number of WI families who would benefit from GOP estate tax break."
Only a reduction in some suicides
"There's no statistical evidence that" a waiting period for handgun purchases "reduces violence whatsoever."
Experts (generally) agree
"When the Constitution was written, (only) 20 to 25 percent of the people in the country could vote."
Generally, yes, with some exceptions
In Wisconsin, a "second arrest for carrying pot is a felony," but a second or subsequent arrest "for carrying a gun illegally is a misdemeanor."
Tuition hikes eased Doyle cut
Says Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed reduction in university spending is "about the size of the one" under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle, but Democrats didn’t treat Doyle’s cut as so dire.
Yes, though many profs got no grants at all
"The average faculty member at UW-Madison brings in close to a quarter million dollars a year" in grant money.
Tied for last
Wisconsin is "dead last in the Midwest for job creation."
A notch off on both counts
More than any Republican governor in the 2014 elections, "I took a higher percentage of the Republican vote"and "yet I also carried independents by 12 points."
Yes, but little practical effect expected
"In general, it appears" Wisconsin’s right to work bill would "likely apply to" the Green Bay Packers players and their union.
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