Accurately cites latest poll
Polling shows that nearly 74 percent of National Rifle Association members "support requiring background checks for all gun sales."
Tied for last
Wisconsin is "dead last in the Midwest for job creation."
New campaign, new position
On support for ethanol mandates
We haven't seen any documents, just statements
"I unsealed my records" at Marquette University.
State parks claim oversold
Says Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget "would sell off Wisconsin’s state parks."
Available figures are for the county, not the city
"Black people are eight times more likely to be arrested than white people" in Madison.
On average, we're average
The University of Wisconsin System "will be much more affordable than just about any other campus in America" because "going forward we have a cap on it tied to inflation."
Now says he "absolutely" has changed view
On the status of illegal immigrants
Numbers are right but don't tell the whole story
The infant mortality rate is 15 percent higher in states with right-to-work laws.
A notch off on both counts
More than any Republican governor in the 2014 elections, "I took a higher percentage of the Republican vote"and "yet I also carried independents by 12 points."
By that measure, yes
Six of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties, "according to median income, are in and around the Washington, D.C. area."
Yes, but little practical effect expected
"In general, it appears" Wisconsin’s right to work bill would "likely apply to" the Green Bay Packers players and their union.
Functions more like a pass through
Ninety-five percent of the money used for union-operated worker training centers comes from employers.
Misreading of survey results
Says Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce’s "own 2014 survey revealed that just 15 percent of business executive respondents were in favor of Right-To-Work legislation."
Um, signing is supporting
On supporting right to work legislation in 2015
Spent down; more left
UW-Madison "spent down reserves" as it was told to do two years ago and, facing new state budget cuts, has "no more reserves to spend down."
Walker was only a candidate then
Says award-winning Milwaukee Public Schools teacher Megan Sampson was laid off because Gov. Scott Walker cut state aid to education.
A bit of grade inflation
The woman named Wisconsin’s 2010 "outstanding teacher of the year" was laid off by the Milwaukee Public Schools that year under "seniority and tenure rules" that were eliminated by his Act 10 changes.
No change in methods, only in view of them
On counting state budget shortfalls
Vast majority share last name
"A married couple that" use the same last name "is rarer and rarer in our country."
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