Investing in people, not prisons, is what Gov.-elect Tony Evers believes the state of Wisconsin should be doing. During his 2018 gubernatorial campaign, Evers was vocal about criminal justice reform, outlining a number of policies he would like to see changed and saying that reducing the prison population by 50 percent is a “goal that’s worth accomplishing.”
During her unsuccessful run for U.S. Senate, Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir claimed that 3.4 million people would lose employer-sponsored health care coverage if Congress passed Medicare for All, a bill co-sponsored by her opponent, Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. We check that claim.
Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin says the state is losing hundreds of dairy farms a year and needs Congress to pass the 2018 Farm Bill to help dairy farmers through the current economic crisis. We check her claims.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s claims about economy are accurate, but do not apply to many blacks, Latinos
The incumbent Republican governor has touted Wisconsin’s wage growth and low unemployment, but the positive indicators are not shared equally around the state
The debate about Wisconsin’s infrastructure and road quality remains at the forefront of the 2018 gubernatorial election. The Observatory fact-checks Tony Evers’ claims about making fixing Wisconsin’s roads a top priority.