The latest statements we've reviewed for PolitiFact Wisconsin
Using a surcharge on the cigarette tax to help pay for a new downtown sports arena "is not feasible under state law."
"Once our Blueprint for Prosperity is signed into law, we will have delivered $2 billion" in tax relief.
With his proposal to cut income and property taxes, Scott Walker is "increasing the state deficit at a time when borrowing is already at record levels."
Under Scott Walker, Wisconsin "unemployment's up" from 4.8% to 6.2%
"(Mary) Burke was a senior member of the Doyle administration that left Wisconsin with 130,000 fewer jobs."
Even though Chicago has "the most stringent gun laws on the books," it still "has the highest murder rate" in the country.
"Federal government reneging" on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin caused about $240 million in extra costs in the 2013-’15 state budget.
"A majority of drunk driving deaths and injuries are caused by drunk driving offenders with no prior convictions."
"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."
As state Commerce secretary, Mary Burke drafted, sponsored and promoted "budgets that raised taxes by billions, created high structural deficits and raided funds to finance huge spending hikes."
As a result of climate change, ice fishermen in Wisconsin "are already noticing fewer days they can be out on our ice covered lakes."
"The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary."
"Over 3 million Americans are employed in the growing green-collar workforce," which is more than the number "of people working in the fossil fuel industry."
A bill backed by Sean Duffy and other House Republicans "could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims" who get an abortion.
Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."
Wisconsin is "not a high tax and fee state." When you look at "all the money state and local governments bring in" from residents, "we're more in the middle."
"We’re trailing every other state in the Midwest in terms of job creation since January of 2011."
"Every year since Gov. Walker and the Republicans have been in control of the Legislature we’ve created fewer jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics."
"The national economic recovery has led to higher than expected tax revenues and projected budget surpluses in nearly every state in the nation, including Wisconsin."
"With the tax controls we already put in place, property taxes on a typical home in December of 2014 will actually be lower than they were in December of 2010."
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