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Did Ron Johnson say “To call what happened on Jan. 6 an ‘armed insurrection,’ I just think it’s inaccurate”?

Yes. Wisconsin U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said at a Milwaukee Rotary Club event on Oct. 4, “To call what happened on Jan. 6 an ‘armed insurrection,’ I just think it’s inaccurate.” Johnson cited the fact that no guns were seized by police that day.

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Is a conservative Wisconsin law firm arguing that Biden’s student debt relief plan is unconstitutional in part because it aims to ‘narrow the racial wealth gap’?

Yes. The conservative law firm Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration’s student loan forgiveness plan on Oct. 4, claiming the plan would be unconstitutional.

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Were income taxes reduced by 15% for most taxpayers under Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers?

Yes.
Under tax cuts signed by Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, 86% of taxpayers saw a 15% decrease in income taxes. It is estimated that the 2021-23 biennial budget signed by Evers provided tax relief to 2.4 million Wisconsinites — marking one of the largest tax cuts in the state’s history.

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Is the Republican Party of Wisconsin suing the mayor and election commission of Milwaukee for encouraging residents to vote?

No. On Sept. 26, 2022, the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the National Republican Senatorial Committee filed a lawsuit against the city of Milwaukee’s mayor and election commission for failing to release public records related to the administration of the upcoming midterm elections.