Latest Half-True Fact-checks on Scott Walker Scott Walker stated on June 5, 2020 in a tweet: There are state workers who are "idle" at home during the coronavirus pandemic. Scott Walker stated on September 20, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Tony Evers will "raise property taxes, raise income taxes and raise gas taxes by as much as a dollar a gallon." Scott Walker stated on September 12, 2018 in a TV ad: Says Tony Evers "wants to cut Wisconsin's prison population in half, a dangerous plan that today would mean releasing thousands of violent criminals back into our communities." Scott Walker stated on August 7, 2018 in a tweet: "A number of Democrats running for governor want to cut the prison population by 50%" and "that would require the release of thousands of violent felons." Scott Walker stated on April 4, 2018 in a tweet: "Our bold reforms have Wisconsin’s unemployment rate down to an all-time LOW of 2.9 percent, and the number of people working at an all-time HIGH!" Scott Walker stated on July 26, 2017 in a tweet: "Foxconn is bringing 13,000 high-tech jobs to Wisconsin." Scott Walker stated on March 23, 2017 in a radio address: "Wisconsin’s economy is in the best shape it’s been since 2000." Scott Walker stated on May 16, 2016 in a radio interview: The University of Wisconsin System had a "jobs-for-life tenure program" for professors. Scott Walker stated on November 6, 2015 in a series of tweets: Wisconsin’s Government Accountability Board "ignored their duties and did not regularly audit" voters to remove felons "for a span of 16 elections. Scott Walker stated on August 15, 2015 in a radio interview: Israel has seen a "90 percent reduction in terrorist attacks" that it attributes to building a 500-mile fence. Scott Walker stated on September 16, 2015 in a debate: The Obama administration’s "own Environmental Protection Agency" has said its Clean Power Plan "will have a marginal impact on climate change." Scott Walker stated on July 26, 2015 in a statement on Twitter: "Since I took office, Wisconsin now has the 2nd highest health care quality ranking in the country." Scott Walker stated on May 30, 2015 in a speech in New Hampshire: "Nationally, the unemployment rate for veterans is far greater than the national unemployment rate," and Wisconsin is "one of those rare examples where unemployment is actually lower for veterans than it is for the population as a whole and certainly lower than it is nationally." Scott Walker stated on June 2, 2015 in a speech: My support from young voters -- those 18 to 24 -- in November 2014 was "largely unheard of for a Republican." Scott Walker stated on April 14, 2015 in a Twitter post: "Americans will spend more on taxes in 2015 than on food, clothing and housing combined." Scott Walker stated on April 1, 2015 in an interview: Says Bill Clinton signed a law "very similar to," and Barack Obama voted for a law "something like," Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Scott Walker stated on January 24, 2015 in a speech in Iowa: The woman named Wisconsin’s 2010 "outstanding teacher of the year" was laid off by the Milwaukee Public Schools that year under "seniority and tenure rules" that were eliminated by his Act 10 changes. Scott Walker stated on January 24, 2015 in a speech: Wisconsin requires, "by law, a photo ID to vote." Scott Walker stated on September 18, 2014 in a TV ad: Says opponent Mary Burke says she "supports Obamacare unequivocally and wants to expand it." Scott Walker stated on June 1, 2014 in a TV interview: Under Wisconsin law, "anyone who knows anything about a John Doe" secret criminal investigation "can't talk about it." Scott Walker stated on May 15, 2014 in an ad: Under his leadership, more people in Wisconsin "have access to health care." Scott Walker stated on November 13, 2013 in a book: "The $3.6 billion deficit we inherited has turned into more than a half-billion-dollar surplus." Scott Walker stated on August 19, 2013 in an interview with Fox News: In the Wisconsin health insurance exchange, "the Society of Actuaries points out that there'll be, according to them, an 82 percent increase in individual premiums over the next couple years under Obamacare." Scott Walker stated on June 2, 2013 in a television interview: "Our ranking in terms of the best and worst states to do business in was 43 four years ago, and we just moved up to 17 two weeks ago." Scott Walker stated on March 22, 2013 in a news release: Says that even if his budget is adopted, private schools in the choice program would be getting about half the per-pupil funds that public schools receive Scott Walker stated on March 16, 2013 in a speech: "Under my predecessor, they cut funding for education, but they didn't give them anything in return to make up for that," leading to "less money" for school districts Scott Walker stated on January 4, 2013 in a tweet: "Thanks to Washington, nearly everyone will pay more in taxes in 2013. Somehow people think it's just the wealthy. It's not." Scott Walker stated on January 15, 2013 in a speech: Kohl’s Department Stores in 2012 "announced the creation of 3,000 new jobs." Scott Walker stated on August 28, 2012 in a speech to the Republican National Convention in Tampa: "Last month, 44 of the 50 states saw an increase in the unemployment rate." Scott Walker stated on May 31, 2012 in a debate: The federal government "reviewed and verified" his administration’s numbers showing Wisconsin added 23,608 jobs in 2011.