Latest Mostly True Fact-checks on Mary Burke Mary Burke stated on September 22, 2014 in an interview: "We have 41,000 people right now on the waitlist for financial-based assistance for our tech colleges and universities," most of them for tech schools. Mary Burke stated on September 22, 2014 in an interview: Under Scott Walker, "right now, we’re 46th in the country in terms of new businesses started." Mary Burke stated on August 11, 2014 in a news article: Wisconsin is "38th in the country in terms of proficiency standards" in student testing. Mary Burke stated on June 18, 2014 in a speech: "The typical Wisconsin worker makes $5,000 less each year than our neighbors in Minnesota" under Gov. Scott Walker’s policies. Mary Burke stated on May 6, 2014 in a forum: The Wisconsin school voucher program "has no research that shows that it’s going to improve student learning." Mary Burke stated on April 8, 2014 in a news release: "In Wisconsin, a woman only earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns." Mary Burke stated on January 21, 2014 in an interview: "Our state economic development agency under Walker, WEDC, actually isn’t even using the funds that are appropriated to it." Mary Burke stated on October 13, 2013 in an interview: "We’re 49th in the United States in new businesses created."