Articles from July, 2011

A change in the meter: Barely True is now Mostly False

After an overwhelming response from readers, we're changing the Truth-O-Meter. Barely True will now be called Mostly False.

With the budget done, a look at Walker's tax-related promises

Striving to win over fiscally conservative voters in a contested Republican gubernatorial primary, Gov. Scott Walker pledged in 2010 not only to avoid tax increases, but to cut a multitude of taxes for various groups. It was a bold move. But in promising to achieve them in his first budget, Walker he left himself little room to maneuver -- especially when the sluggish economy was leaving a major budget gap for 2011-13. A look at key promises and how Walker fared.