The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Wisconsin
"Under my predecessor, they cut funding for education, but they didn't give them anything in return to make up for that," leading to "less money" for school districts
The United States spends "$2.2 billion on free cell phones, $27 million on Moroccan pottery classes" and pays for "the travel expenses for the watermelon queen in Alabama."
"The hole in the earth that’s going to be dug (for the proposed Gogebic mine) is bigger than my entire district."
"Taxes and fees amount to about 20 percent of a typical $300 round-trip domestic ticket. That’s higher than taxes on products like alcohol, tobacco and firearms."
The fiscal cliff agreement was "the largest tax increase in history."
"The majority of my contributions have been from private individuals" giving $125 on average, "not from PACs, not from groups."
Research found that "over the course of the existence of the Brady Bill ban, the use of assault weapons in crimes decreased by two thirds."
A proposed ban on hollow-point bullets and bullets that expand upon impact "essentially bans deer hunting."
"In Wisconsin, only half of all the adults with serious psychological distress received mental health treatment or medication."
Two-thirds of Wisconsinites receiving unemployment checks "are not required to search for work due to current work search exemptions."
Under Gov. Scott Walker’s public-school budgets, "a student entering kindergarten will not enjoy the same state investment in his or her education as those that came before them until they are graduating from high school."
"You can't bring an iPad or a piece of paper and a pencil in the (Wisconsin Assembly) gallery to take notes of what's going on," but "you can bring a gun up there."
"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."
Wisconsin's Supreme Court justices are "deciding fewer opinions in civil and criminal cases than they used to."
Says she heard more than 2,400 cases as a Wisconsin appeals court judge
Wisconsin’s laws "ranked the worst in the world for mining investment."
On his definition of "takers" and "makers"
"When the Affordable Care Act was signed, 17 million American children" had a pre-existing condition and were "uninsurable."
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, was elected in a "very low turnout" race.
"We’re taxing our small businesses now at rates higher than corporations."
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