Accurately cites official figures, but they are an undercount
In 2012, there were nearly 12.2 million arrests and only 410 "uses of deadly force" by police in the United States.
Better lately, but longer view not kind to state
Wisconsin is "dead last in income growth" among midwestern states during Gov. Scott Walker’s term.
Falls are number one
Heroin and prescription opioids are "the number one cause of accidental or preventable death in Wisconsin."
Brewing success with an all-local plan
New Glarus Brewing Co.’s Spotted Cow is available only in Wisconsin.
Yes, but first budget cut tech school funding
Says he "invested over $100 million in worker training."
By one respected source
Wisconsin is "38th in the country in terms of proficiency standards" in student testing.
Yes, with shift to public employees (who also pay taxes)
Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion."
Hiring pace lags departures
Under Mayor Tom Barrett, the number of Milwaukee police officers "has not increased."
By this measure, Milwaukee matches up
The Milwaukee Police Department has seized nearly as many firearms this year as the much larger New York City Police Department.
Wages, property income, government assistance all up
"Wisconsin is #1 in the Midwest for personal income growth over the year."
Not how the system works
"Kids coming from an affluent background" are "taking advantage of all these student loan programs and grants" while many middle-class families with no connection to college are picking up the tab.
In 2006, compromise wasn't a dirty word
Says GOP primary opponents Glenn Grothman and Joe Leibham cast a "compromise vote that cost $788 million" in higher electricity costs.
"I've either balanced every budget or we turned back a surplus."
Clarke stands by his position
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. advised citizens to "point that barrel center mass and pull the trigger" because "911 is not our best option."
He’ll have to make history to be His Honor
"There has never been an alderman who has defeated an incumbent mayor in the history of this great city."
From day one to election eve
"Mitt Romney did not run his campaign on the basis of arguing his experience in the business world was a reason to vote for him."
Went ahead without crucial safeguard
Says a $12.5 million incentive deal she approved for Abbott Laboratories contained "strong protections for taxpayers if job creation goals were not met."
Must be that new new math
Mary Burke "wasted 12.5 million dollars on a vacant lot" in a move that "could cost taxpayers nearly $25 million."
Admits he misquoted statistic
Twenty percent of single adults, ages 21 to 25 with no kids, "are not working or even in school trying to find a job."
Details of case lost in scrambled facts
Milwaukee County taxpayers paid $370,000 to settle a lawsuit over a decision by Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. to use "untrained corrections officers" rather than deputies to patrol the lakefront.
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