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09.23.2014 | 7 days ago | Posted at 11:39 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The latest attack on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke as a plagiarist is so absurd I hesitate to write about it. What’s so ridiculous and hypocritical is that Scott Walker and his allegedly independent supporters copy each other all the time.  Walker’s official slogan is “It’s Working.” I know that this is completely detached from reality, but that’s what the governo...
09.18.2014 | 12 days ago | Posted at 12:44 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 Tons of data have come in during the past few days, so let’s get to it.The Marquette Law School poll shows that once again the Scott Walker-Mary Burke race is more or less a draw. Walker’s numbers have improved slightly with likely voters, which the poll attributes to higher Republican enthusiasm. Do you buy this? I’m not so sure. Yes, there’s a correlation. But is it part of a trend? Wi...
09.08.2014 | 22 days ago | Posted at 04:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
The state’s structural deficit will climb to a projected $1.76 billion in the next term, according to new numbers released by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau today.  That’s a huge jump from the LFB’s estimate in May that the state would face a projected $642 shortfall in the 2015-2017 biennial budget. That means that the state will need to come up with almost $2 billion to ...
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

You Be The Judge

We’re back with the latest installment of You Be The Judge, where our team of independent fact-checkers looks at a claim, puts it in context, goes beyond the carefully worded claim to break down the issues
08.27.2014 | 34 days ago | Posted at 01:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Showing that Wisconsinites’ attitudes toward Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Mary Burke have hardened, the new Marquette University poll shows Burke leading Walker 48.6% to 46.5% among likely voters, but Walker leading Burke among registered voters, 47.5% to 44.1%.  Both numbers are similar to earlier findings, and both are within the poll’s margin of error. And you won...
08.15.2014 | 46 days ago | Posted at 02:05 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
It was a tough campaign, but this morning, the three Democratic candidates for attorney general put that behind them and came together to let the state know that all of them are firmly backing nominee Susan Happ in her upcoming battle with the GOP candidate, Brad Schimel.Jefferson County DA Happ--who won 52% of the vote on Tuesday, leaping past Milwaukee state Rep. Jon Richards and Dane Co. DA Ism...
08.13.2014 | 48 days ago | Posted at 01:05 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Have you recovered from a low-turnout election that turned out to have some pretty dramatic results? I’m still digesting the primary returns, but it’s safe to say that zombie Republican votes—sorry, votes by "one day only" Democrats—definitely had an impact on at least one race. (And, even though Sheriff Clarke and the Journal Sentinel are trying to paint him as an underdog, he certainly w...

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