Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

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.

Email: gborowski@journalsentinel.com

The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Greg Borowski

Mostly True

Accurately quotes study, but part of methodology questioned

Pants on Fire!

How did the world miss something so historic?

False

It's a voluntary thing, for those seeking more OT pay

Mostly True

The asterisk: Federal agency interprets law to already provide protection

Recent stories from Greg Borowski

Factchecking Scott Walker's presidential announcement

In Monday's announcement speech, Wisconsin's Republican governor touched on several claims that we've reviewed before.   Our speech preview: More Walker factchecks

Fact-checking Scott Walker

With the Republican Wisconsin governor poised to announce for president, we analyze his campaign through the lens of his record on the Truth-O-Meter and the Flip-O-Meter.

Were the founding fathers 'ordinary people'?

We examine a statement, often made by Gov. Scott Walker on the campaign trail, that the founders were "ordinary people."   Also: Our 'High Five' of most-clicked items from June.

Our June High Five: Readers ran to Walker items

Claims surrounding Gov. Scott Walker, a top GOP presidential contender, once again dominated the High Five for June.

Fact-checking the Wisconsin state budget

Here's how statements about the proposed state budget have fared on our Truth-O-Meter.   Also: Walker's 'cheaper to keep them' arena slogan

Examining Scott Walker's 'cheaper to keep them' slogan

The governor says losing the Milwaukee Bucks would be more expensive to taxpayers than helping to build the team a new arena. What is behind the numbers?   Also: Factchecking the state budget.

No, really -- it's True

They're relatively rare. But the statements we rate True are an interesting lot. Here are 10 of them.

The High Five: Heavily tilted to False

False, False, False, Pants on Fire. May 2015 was kind of a rough month for some folks on PolitiFact Wisconsin's Truth-O-Meter.

In Context: Comparing school funding cuts to child rape

Wisconsin state Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, drew outrage from Republican colleagues with her remarks during a hearing on school funding.    Plus: The final tally on Scott Walker's 250,000 jobs promise

Final Scott Walker jobs tally shows 250,000 first-term promise far from met

Final numbers for 2014 show Scott Walker fell short on his promise of 250,000 new private-sector jobs in his first term.