AP fact check on the power of the Wisconsin governor’s veto pen


The Associated Press fact checks Gov. Scott Walker’s claim that: “The new governor will still have some of the strongest powers of any governor in the nation if these bills become law. He will have the power to veto legislation and some of the broadest line-item veto authority of any governor.”

Gwen Moore correct that fewer insured after Walker turned down Medicaid expansion dollars


With Democrat Tony Evers poised to take over the governor’s mansion, U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore said in a Nov. 8, 2018 interview that she expects Wisconsin will now take those federal dollars. On her claim that “We have lost over $1 billion in not taking the Medicaid expansion money, only to insure fewer people,” PolitiFact Wisconsin checks both points.

Fact-checking Donald Trump’s rally speech in Wisconsin

President Donald Trump held a rally in Wisconsin Wednesday, hoping to boost the Nov. 6 prospects of Gov. Scott Walker and state Sen. Leah Vukmir. Here’s PolitiFact Wisconsin‘s fact-checking look at remarks made by the president, which they’ve fact checked before.

Fact-checking Evers’ claim that Walker backs plans that end protection for pre-existing conditions

Gov. Scott Walker has pledged that if Obamacare is repealed, he would seek legislation to guarantee coverage to people with pre-existing conditions. But it’s not clear how that legislation would compare to Obamacare and not clear if it could pass the Legislature. > PolitiFact Wisconsin

Before their first debate, fact checking Walker and Evers in the governor’s race

For months, PolitiFact Wisconsin has been fact checking Scott Walker and Tony Evers in the Wisconsin governor’s race. The pair will meet Oct. 19 for the first of two scheduled debates ahead of the Nov. 6 election. You can find all of PolitiFact’s checks in this race here.

Checking facts: Would ‘Medicare for All’ really double every American’s tax bill?

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During a Sept. 4. 2018 interview, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said about a single-payer health care system: “You could double every American’s tax bill and it still wouldn’t pay for it. It sure sounds good: ‘Free health care for everybody.’ But it’s not free.” Is Johnson right about a doubled tax bill? > Politifact Wisconsin

Reality check: Vukmir ad on Tomah VA leaves out important timeline

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In a very strongly worded ad, Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir gives her version of how Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin handled the Tomah Veterans Affairs medical center opioid crisis. But CBS 3 Madison finds this needs clarification, and a timeline, to understand exactly what happened at the Tomah VA.