Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Why would the MJS mislead people?

I came across this statement in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

In general, in recent years, the state has been paying two-thirds of the cost of school operations. Doyle's proposal would continue that; Republican proposals would hold down increases in school spending and trim the state ratio below two-thirds.

This information is false. Governor Doyle's budget does not cover 2/3's of the costs.

In fact the Assembly Republicans budget for k-12 is $14 million higher than the governor's budget.

This has been pointed out repeatedly-

According to the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau, the governor’s budget increased state funding for K-12 education by $448 million, the Assembly Republican Budget increased funding by $464 million and the Senate Democrat Budget increased it by $488 million.

Is there any doubt as to why people accuse the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel of being liberal, when they do stuff like this.

Of course, they may print some sort of retraction, nobody reads those. However- How many people will read this article?

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