Stand up for facts and support PolitiFact.
Now is your chance to go on the record as supporting trusted, factual information by joining PolitiFact’s Truth Squad. Contributions or gifts to PolitiFact, which is part of the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Poynter Institute, are tax deductible.
I would like to contribute
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:
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
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
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
PolitiFact Wisconsin items as noted