Yes. The Milwaukee Brewers and the Southeast Wisconsin Professional Baseball Park District contribute toward major capital repairs and improvements at their home stadium, American Family Field.
Category: Fact briefs
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Has Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz rejected multiple debate requests ahead of the election?
Yes. Liberal Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz has rejected at least four speaking requests to debate her conservative opponent, Dan Kelly, ahead of the April 4 Supreme Court election.
Does Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers call for spending $274,000 for an equity officer?
No. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ 2023–25 budget proposal includes allocating $273,900 and $310,000 for fiscal years 2024 and 2025, respectively, to establish “Wisconsin For All” initiatives that “promote and advance equity across state government and state programs.”
Did the Wisconsin Legislature pass legislation that would have extended work hours for teens under 16?
Yes. In 2021, Wisconsin’s Republican-led legislature passed a bill to extend work hours for some teenagers, which was vetoed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
Has the Biden administration ‘let in’ more undocumented immigrants than there are people living in Wisconsin?
No. U.S. Customs and Border Protection stopped about 5.62 million undocumented immigrants attempting to enter the country legally or illegally between January 2021 and January 2023.
Did Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice candidate Dan Kelly write that pro-choice groups support abortion to ‘preserve sexual libertinism?’
Yes. In a now-deleted blog post from 2012, Wisconsin Supreme Court justice candidate Dan Kelly wrote that pro-choice groups support abortion rights to “preserve sexual libertinism.”
Is a group that favors Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Janet Protasiewicz offering people $250 for ‘talking to your friends and family about voting’?
Yes. Wisconsin Takes Action, which favors Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Judge Janet Protasiewicz in the April 4, 2023 election, is offering people “up to $250+ for your time talking to your friends and family about voting” in the election.
Is a Wisconsin congressman correct that 10,000 unaccompanied minors cross the US border each month?
Yes. Republican U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman, who represents part of eastern Wisconsin north of Madison and Milwaukee, made the claim Feb. 27, 2023 on the House floor.
Were any Wisconsin residents charged with domestic terrorism in an attack on a proposed police training facility near Atlanta?
Yes. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said it charged 23 people with domestic terrorism following an attack on a police, fire and emergency responder training center under construction near Atlanta.
Has the University of Wisconsin System proposed a tuition increase of 5%?
Yes. On March 2, 2023 University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman announced plans to raise tuition by 5% for the next academic year.
Can you collect unemployment in Wisconsin if you get fired?
Yes. According to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, whether someone who gets fired is eligible for Unemployment Insurance — the program through which jobless people receive weekly benefits — depends on the circumstances of the case.
Is Wisconsin the only Midwest state to not accept the federal Medicaid expansion?
No. Both Wisconsin and Kansas have not adopted the federal Medicaid expansion, which expanded Medicaid coverage to those with incomes up to 138% of the federal poverty level.