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.
The latest Truth-O-Meter items from Greg Borowski
"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."
"During my eight years as county executive, we cut the number of county workers by 20 percent."
Recent stories from Greg BorowskiHigh Five for November: Walker and Burke
Gov. Scott Walker's property-tax claim, his campaign promises and his new book dominated online traffic at PolitiFact Wisconsin in November. A claim by likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke also drew a big audience.So, where does Mary Burke stand on the issues?
Nearly two months into her campaign, the picture of Mary Burke as a candidate for governor is something like the Wisconsin sky on many a December day: Mostly cloudy, with sunlight occasionally shining through.In Context: Scott Walker's "healthy balance" remark
Gov. Scott Walker caused a reverberation among liberals when, while plugging his new book, he used a seemingly innocuous term:
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) advocates were especially put off, as these headlines show:
Wisconsin governor defends ban on same-sex marriage as "healthy balance" of LGBT rights -- Think Progress (liberal blog)
Funny definition of "healthy balance" you got there, Scotty -- Daily Kos (liberal blog)Candidates by any other name: Do they smell as sweet?
Striving to concoct a negative image for opponents, political partisans are playing the age-old Name Game for keeps as Wisconsin enters a big 2014 campaign season. In the governor's race, "Millionaire Mary" takes on "Governor Ultrasound."Walker making news on book tour
Scott Walker became the ubiquitous governor in the days before and after the release of his political memoir, giving one national media interview after another.
We take a look at what he said that's new and note where he made comments related to previous PolitiFact articles.Fact-checking Gov. Scott Walker's new book
In his new memoir, Gov. Scott Walker recounts how he secretly crafted a plan "that gets rid of the unions and eliminates collective bargaining." He dwells on the state of state government’s finances prior to his election and argues for how much better they are now.
And he takes a few pokes at President Obama’s Washington.
We take a look at how Walker's claims -- new and old -- stack up on the Truth-O-Meter.Promises, promises: Gov. Scott Walker, the Walk-O-Meter and 2014
Barring something unforeseen, Gov. Scott Walker will stand for election for the third time in four years in November 2014. One year out, we examine his record on keeping campaign pledges he made in the 2010 contest. Sneak preview: he's keeping far more than he's breaking.High Five for October: Obamacare gets hits
Two items involving Obamacare, Mary Burke's political debut, debate over a proposed casino and a claim that Wisconsin sold water to California attracted the most page-views at PolitiFact Wisconsin in October 2013.
Would a Kenosha casino drain 40% of the Milwaukee casino's revenue?
Given that we’re talking about projections, we can’t test on the Truth-O-Meter whether the Potawatomi Bingo Casino in Milwaukee would lose as much as 40% of its revenue if the Menominee tribe opens a casino 40 miles to the south in the Kenosha.
We can, however, share what we learned from seven gambling experts.The High Five: Our most-clicked items for September
Reader favorites last month dealt with the jobs picture, the state budget and a review of Truth-O-Meter items on Obamacare just days before the government shutdown.
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