Gov. Scott Walker made statements similar to ones we've fact checked before on school funding, health care, employment and more. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Gov. Scott Walker made statements similar to ones we've fact checked before on school funding, health care, employment and more. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Gov. Scott Walker made statements similar to ones we've fact checked before on school funding, health care, employment and more. (Michael Sears/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

Tom Kertscher
By Tom Kertscher January 24, 2018

Here’s a fact-checking review of the State of the State speech given by Gov. Scott Walker on Jan. 24, 2018.

The review comes from our live tweeting of the speech:

Foxconn

Scott Walker live in State of the State speech: Foxconn "will begin construction this year on a $10 billion campus." Here are seven fact checks on various aspects of the state's $3B with the Taiwan company: ow.ly/Wocw30hYXml#wipolitics #wisots

$8 billion in tax cuts

Scott Walker live in #wisots speech: "Through the end of this budget, the cumulative impact of our savings to the hard-working taxpayers will exceed $8 billion." Related factcheck: True. ow.ly/SGNj30hYXe5

Lower property taxes

Scott Walker live in #wisots speech: Property taxes "are actually lower than they were in 2010." Related factcheck: On a median-value home, yes: ow.ly/cc9S30hYX7c #wipolitics’

Health care for the poor

Scott Walker in #wisots speech: "Today, for the first time in the history of the state, everyone living in poverty is covered under BadgerCare." Related factcheck: Yes, though worth noting that using an Obamacare provision helped: ow.ly/vI8f30hYWtF #wipolitics

School funding

Scott Walker live in State of the State speech: "Today, we have made the largest investment of actual dollars into K-12 education in history." Related factcheck: Yes, in raw dollars, no considering inflation: ow.ly/fEQp30hYWaf#wisots #wipolitics

Employment

Scott Walker live in #wisots speech: Wisconsin "employment is at historic highs." Related factcheck: Yes, as have several other Midwest states: ow.ly/UjEj30hYViF

Health care quality

Scott Walker live in #wisots speech: "Health care systems in our state rank number one in the nation for quality, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality." Related factcheck: Yes, though it has ranked at/near the top for years: ow.ly/zv0S30hYVHZ

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