By one measure, but not others
"Two of the top three (rated) public high schools in Wisconsin — Ronald Reagan College Prep and Rufus King International — are MPS schools."
Many explanations for the gap
"Thanks to restrictive and anticompetitive ballot laws," candidates in November 2014 ran unopposed in nearly half of Wisconsin’s state representative races but in Michigan and Minnesota nearly all races had challengers.
Some maximum bike forfeitures are higher; but the standard forfeiture is lower
If Milwaukee approves reducing its maximum forfeiture for marijuana possession to $50, the city would have "23 different bicycle violations that have a higher forfeiture."
Mopping up is part of the messy process
Says Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed state budget contained 110 pages of errors -- an unusually high number -- "and millions of dollars’ worth of mistakes" that were corrected with a follow-up document.
Taxpayers have paid well over 50% for most NBA arenas built since 1999
A 50-50 public-private split for paying for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena would "be much better -- in terms of the portion of the public financing -- than most of the other arena projects done around the country."
His vote was 1 of 60
Says Democratic challenger Russ Feingold "was the deciding vote on Obamacare."
Positive signs but prediction a bit premature
"For our next two years in my state, we will end with a structural surplus of $499 million."
Dramatic drop in reported crashes
"Accidents are down 50 percent and injury accidents are down 60 percent" in the rebuilt Marquette Interchange in Milwaukee.
Actually, he was in Wisconsin
Democrat "Russ Feingold announced his Wisconsin Senate run today from…California."
Yes, in first year. But benefit would be ongoing
"There are more members of the U.S. Senate than the number of WI families who would benefit from GOP estate tax break."
It's often misattributed
Says Thomas Jefferson said "that government is best which governs least."
Except for that speech at the border in 2011
Says that as president, Barack Obama has not gone to the Texas-Mexico border
Big cut in first, but others added back some funds
"Republicans have already cut our neighborhood public schools three budgets in a row."
No specific coverage for trans-gender people
Wisconsin's non-discrimination law "doesn't protect members of the trans-gender community."
Not enough criminal justice figures available for 18-24 age group
"There are more young black males involved in the criminal justice system than there are in higher education."
Costs sizeable, but only $16 million
Says the recall elections that aimed to remove him and other Republican officials from office "cost tens of millions of dollars to run."
Total sentence was 4 years, not 13
The man who killed a motorist who fatally struck a 2-year-old was "back on the street" because he had received a 13-year sentence for bank robbery but only "served two years."
Two years isn't all that "many"
Minnesota’s "advantage" in economic growth has been having "Republicans in charge of at least one part of government" for all but two years, while Wisconsin Democrats "for many years" before 2011 controlled both legislative chambers and the governorship.
Only a reduction in some suicides
"There's no statistical evidence that" a waiting period for handgun purchases "reduces violence whatsoever."
Collectively, yes, but not true for many individuals
"Americans will spend more on taxes in 2015 than on food, clothing and housing combined."
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