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
Says a state bill checks the spending habits of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors by "bringing it in line with other county boards around the state."
Recent stories from Greg BorowskiTurning it over to readers
We hear regularly from PolitiFact Wisconsin readers, so we decided it's time to give them some space. Here's the debut of our Mailbag.Public vs. Private: Sorting out the truth in the debate over school choice
Wisconsin was a national pioneer in sending Milwaukee children to private schools with publicly funded vouchers. Now, with the Legislature debating Gov. Scott Walker's plan to expand choice to additional cities, we shed light on some of the key disputes over the choice program.The UW System's "slush fund" -- $1 billion, $207 million or what?
The amount of excess cash in the University of Wisconsin System’s bank account is: A) "Nearly $1 billion" B) $648 million C) $207 million Everyone has a different view on how much extra money the UW System has. We dig into the various numbers being tossed about.In Context: Lawmaker explains food stamps, junk food plan
When Wisconsin state Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah, proposed restricting the use of food stamps for junk food, 84 percent of more than 700 people answering an online poll expressed support and more than 200 people liked it on a Facebook page. Critics of the proposal, which made news from Atlanta to San Francisco, lit up Kaufert on Twitter.The Chief and The Sheriff: Two views of Milwaukee's homicide picture
Milwaukee saw an increase in homicide in 2012. But how does the city stack up to other communities? Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn and Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. offered starkly different answers in a recent 24-hour period. We dig into the numbers.Are Sensenbrenner and Moore in agreement on Voting Rights Act?
As the Supreme Court mulls over the fate of the Voting Rights Act, House Democrat Gwen Moore cites House Republican Jim Sensenbrenner's backing of the landmark law as she advocates for saving it. But do the pair really agree on what constitutes a threat to voting rights? We take a look.Would expanding Medicaid be good for jobs?
Gov. Scott Walker announced Feb. 13, 2013 that he would reject an expansion of Medicaid offered as part of Obamacare, saying he has a better idea for helping more people get health insurance. Some advocates of making more people eligible for Medicaid say the expansion would create jobs. Is the picture that clear?In Context: Gov. Scott Walker's "from dependence to independence" speech
When Gov. Scott Walker proposed reforming Medicaid, food stamps and unemployment compensation, all in one speech, the howls from the left were sharp. But what did Walker, who increasingly is viewed as a presidential candidate in 2016, actually say? We explore with our In Context feature.Rounding up claims from the 2013 State of the State
During his 2013 State of the State speech, Republican Gov. Scott Walker made a few familiar claims. So did Democratic leaders in response. Here’s a look at how those past statements fared when we first looked at them.As State of the State approaches, take our quiz on Walker ratings
On Jan. 15, 2013, Gov. Scott Walker will give the annual State of the State speech. Based on what the first-time Republican executive has said in recent months, we have an idea of what some of the themes likely will be. So, if Walker does make some familiar claims, will you know how they were rated on the Truth-O-Meter? Test yourself with our brief quiz.
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