Friday, October 31st, 2014

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

A look at statistics shows it was far from a lock

False

No position does not equal opposition

Half-True

No specific mandate, but some would be affected based on way the law is constructed

Half-True

Correct figure from unrepresentative survey

Recent stories from Greg Borowski

Claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race about income and wages

Alongside jobs, Gov. Scott Walker and his challenger, Mary Burke, have sparred over how Wisconsinites have fared in terms of wages and income.

Claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race about jobs

Scott Walker’s promise to create 250,000 private-sector jobs -- made when he was a candidate in 2010 and rated by us as a Promise Broken -- has reverberated throughout the 2014 campaign for governor. Both he, challenger Mary Burke and others have made a number of jobs-related claims. Here’s how we’ve rated some key ones.

Claims in the Mary Burke-Scott Walker race about taxes and state budget

How much Wisconsinites have, and will, pay in taxes has been fertile ground for statements made by Mary Burke and Gov. Scott Walker during the 2014 gubernatorial campaign.

How Scott Walker and Mary Burke have fared on the Truth-O-Meter

Today's topic: Wages and income Previously published: Taxes, education and jobs.

Claims in the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race about education

When it comes to education issues, Act 10, private school vouchers and public school funding have been key topics in statements we've rated on the Truth-O-Meter. 

Mary Burke, Scott Walker rely on old favorites in final debate

Their first meeting featured a lot of tried and True, but Friday’s second debate between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke bent more towards tried and False.

Previewing Walker-Burke II: Keep these facts in mind

They can duck, bob, weave, embellish and distort, but Scott Walker and Mary Burke will have plenty of facts at their command for their second debate Friday. If they read our debate preview, that is.   Related: Latest jobs tally shows uptick

Latest look at Wisconsin jobs tally shows some improvement

State employers added a total of 8,400 jobs in September, according to a report issued Oct. 16, 2014 by the state Department of Workforce Development. The same report also revised upward by 700 the jobs count for August 2014.

In Context: Gwen Moore on Ebola and a travel ban

U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore took a different tack on calls for a travel ban in the wake of the Ebola outbreak.

Burke, Walker wield truth as tool in first debate

In their first debate, Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke trotted out dueling visions of the state's economy and the impact of Walker's tax and spending cuts. We take a look at key claims from the debate.