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Does the Evers administration refer to the Wisconsin state Capitol tree as a ‘Holiday Tree’?

Yes. In 2019, Gov. Tony Evers began referring to the tree on display in the Capitol Rotunda as the “State Capitol Holiday Tree,” dropping the “Christmas ” title. The state began using the “holiday” title in 1985 to avoid perceptions that it was endorsing any religion, the Associated Press reported.

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Did gas prices in Wisconsin fall by at least a dollar in the two weeks after the 2022 midterm elections?

No. Wisconsin gas prices fell significantly in the two weeks following the 2022 midterm elections — but not by a dollar. The average statewide decrease was around 50 cents, from $3.74/gallon to $3.32/gallon, between Nov. 10 — two days after Election Day — and Nov. 22, according to AAA data.

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Did Donald Trump forego campaigning in Wisconsin for gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels because he felt Michels was going to win?

Yes. Former Republican Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels said on The Jay Weber Show on Nov. 29 that former President Donald Trump told him just before the 2022 election that he would not visit Wisconsin because Michels was poised to win.