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Greg Borowski

PolitiFact Wisconsin editor

Greg Borowski is senior editor for projects and investigations at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and editor of the newspaper's PolitiFact Wisconsin site. Before becoming an editor, Borowski spent more than 15 years covering government and politics in Michigan and Wisconsin. He joined the Journal Sentinel staff in 1998. Borowski is a Milwaukee native and a graduate of Marquette University.

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The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Greg Borowski

In the latest jobs numbers Wisconsin "ranked third in the Midwest."

"Wisconsin’s dead last in Midwest job growth."

"Scott Walker has given a $10,000 tax deduction to millionaires who send their kids to exclusive private schools."

In 2012, there were nearly 12.2 million arrests and only 410 "uses of deadly force" by police in the United States.

Wisconsin is "dead last in income growth" among midwestern states during Gov. Scott Walker’s term.

Heroin and prescription opioids are "the number one cause of accidental or preventable death in Wisconsin."

New Glarus Brewing Co.’s Spotted Cow is available only in Wisconsin.

Says he "invested over $100 million in worker training."

Wisconsin is "38th in the country in terms of proficiency standards" in student testing.

Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion."

Recent stories from Greg Borowski
A look at Barack Obama's Labor Day remarks

While talking up the economy during his Labor Day appearance in Milwaukee, President Barack Obama made several claims that have either been rated on the Truth-O-Meter or covered in news stories in recent months.

The statements in his Sept. 1, 2014 speech covered jobs, exports, oil production, high school graduation rates, business climate and a claim that a university president gave up $90,000 in salary to help his low-income employees.

Factchecking jobs claims: Try this at home

We're last, we're first, we're up, we're down. Which is it? The candidates for governor offer so many conflicting claims on job growth in Wisconsin that we thought it was time to offer a guide to deciphering it all.

The High Five: Scott Walker's clickability

Statements Gov. Scott Walker made about his Democratic challenger, the former Democratic governor and gay marriage were among our most-clicked items in July 2014.

A congressional hopeful’s claim about the Common Core school standards also made the High Five.

A first take on candidates for attorney general

Made plans yet for Aug. 12, 2014?

Yeah, it's just a Tuesday in the middle of summer.

But it's also Election Day -- well, primary election day. Among the state races on the ballot is attorney general.

Here's a look at a first round of factchecks.

Scott Walker on gay marriage ban ruling: "I don't have any choice" but to appeal. Is he right?

Gov. Scott Walker says his oath of office rather than political calculations explain his appeal of a federal court decision overturning Wisconsin’s ban on gay marriage. We examine how much discretion, if any, he had.

Our June High Five

Two sharply different statements regarding the now-stalled investigation into whether there was illegal coordination among conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign rose to the top of our most-clicked list for June. A statement by Rep. Paul Ryan on whether or not Medicare is growing broke also received lots of attention.

Some of the themes that will shape the governor's race

More than four months out before the November 2014 gubernatorial election in Wisconsin, some of the campaign themes are coming into focus.

Gov. Scott Walker's record on jobs and the economy. How that record compares to that of his predecessor, Democrat Jim Doyle. And the record of likely Democratic nominee Mary Burke, both as Doyle's commerce secretary and as a former executive of Trek Bicycle Corp.

Fact-checking state Democrats

Wisconsin is second in the nation in losing jobs?

Milwaukee is second-highest in the recovery of children from sex trafficking?

In Wisconsin, a woman earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns?

A look at 10 recent claims on the eve of the state Democratic convention.

Our May High Five

Our analysis of Gov. Scott Walker’s new way of talking about job creation topped PolitiFact Wisconsin’s High Five for May, our list of the most-clicked items for the month.

So did items about Benghazi (times 2), jobs and private-school choice.

In Context: Gov. Scott Walker's much-scrutinized comments on the state's gay marriage ban

Supporters and critics of Gov. Scott Walker parsed his recent comments on gay marriage. We examine the transcript and compare it to his past words and deeds on the issue.

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