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Has Tim Michels outlined how much his ‘universal school choice’ plan would cost?

No. Republican Wisconsin gubernatorial candidate and business owner Tim Michels has advocated for removing enrollment and income limits on school choice programs in Wisconsin to allow any parent to send their child to private school with a taxpayer-funded voucher, also known as “universal school choice.”

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Did a member of the Wisconsin Elections Commission say she was a partisan appointee?

Yes. Ann Jacobs, a commissioner on the Wisconsin Elections Commission, stated in a tweet that she is a partisan appointee to the commission, in response to conservative radio show host Dan O’Donnell. O’Donnell had tweeted that Jacobs’ criticism of GOP gubernatorial candidate Tim Michels put into question whether the commission could “be fair to Republicans.”

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Is the percentage of Black inmates in Wisconsin seven times higher than the percentage of Black citizens in the state?

Yes. Black people comprised 42% of incarcerated individuals in Wisconsin state and federal correctional facilities in 2020, according to the Bureau of Justice Statistics. In comparison, Black people made up 6% Of Wisconsin’s overall population in the 2020 Census.