Latest Fact-checks on Peter Barca Peter Barca stated on January 10, 2017 in a news conference: Wisconsin’s middle class is the "most diminished" in the United States. Peter Barca stated on March 12, 2015 in a televised interview: "The average faculty member at UW-Madison brings in close to a quarter million dollars a year" in grant money. Peter Barca stated on November 7, 2014 in an interview: Republicans approved 12 times larger tax breaks for "people making over 350 grand" than for "the average middle-class person." Peter Barca stated on August 7, 2013 in an interview: Under a new law regulating abortions, "Even if you're raped, if you don't report it in the first 30 days, the Republicans will force you to have an ultrasound." Peter Barca stated on June 5, 2013 in a fund-raising email: Under Republican-backed state budget, the state education agency estimates expansion of Wisconsin’s school voucher program "could cost nearly $2 billion annually" Peter Barca stated on February 19, 2013 in an interview: "You can't bring an iPad or a piece of paper and a pencil in the (Wisconsin Assembly) gallery to take notes of what's going on," but "you can bring a gun up there." Peter Barca stated on June 8, 2012 in a speech: "70 percent of the people who voted" on June 5, 2012, "just didn’t feel comfortable with the recall of the governor," weakening any idea that Wisconsin is "fully behind this Walker agenda." Peter Barca stated on June 25, 2011 in a newspaper column and other statements: Says new GOP Wisconsin Assembly members "voted to take funding away from their public schools in their districts to give it to private Milwaukee voucher schools." Peter Barca stated on June 14, 2011 in a television interview: "Two thirds of the people in Wisconsin strongly disagree with this idea of permanently taking away people’s rights to collective bargaining."