Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dana Wachs said in April that Gov. Scott Walker “has turned down $1 billion of Medicaid money over the course of his tenure.” Is Wachs telling the truth? PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the facts and crunches the numbers.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Kelda Roys recently said that Wisconsin is “spending twice as much on debt service for just basic road repair and maintenance” than before Gov. Scott Walker took office. PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the figures.
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin started running TV ads in February, highlighting her work on “Buy America” legislation and prescription drug costs. In a follow-up ad, Baldwin turned to a quintessential Wisconsin issue … Yes, wooden cheese boards. PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the claim that Baldwin stepped in and “helped eliminate the regulations.”
PolitiFact Wisconsin digs into state Sen. Leah Vukmir’s statement that U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, who Vukmir seeks to unseat in November, is “more worried about the mastermind of 9/11” than supporting CIA director nominee Gina Haspel.
In an April 3 radio interview, U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson declared: “We have laws on the books where people can walk right up to our ports of entry, say ‘I have a credible fear of persecution,’ and we bring them in. We don’t send them back.” Is Johnson correct? > PolitiFact Wisconsin
Gov. Scott Walker loves boasting about unemployment and the number of Wisconsinites working, such as this recent tweet: “Our bold reforms have unemployment down to an all-time LOW of 2.9 percent, and the number of people working at an all-time HIGH!” PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the stats and Walker’s claim that both are due to his reforms.
PolitiFact Wisconsin has conducted more than a half dozen fact checks on statements made by and about Wisconsin Supreme Court candidates Rebecca Dallet and Michael Screnock. The election will be held Tuesday, April 3.