Republican politicians in Wisconsin are earning false ratings from PolitiFact the way Prince Fielder gathers walks. Assembly GOP leader Jeff Fitzgerald's claim that the new state budget has zero fee increases even has the Journal Sentinel adding "ridiculous" to that boast.
To sum up:
Fitzgerald said the new state budget contains "no fee increases." The non-partisan state fiscal bureau, however, lists nine fee increases (along with eight fee reductions). The net result is an increase in fees of $111 million. It’s ridiculous to claim there are no fee increases when some fees are being created, others are being raised and the result is more cash in the kitty.
We rate his claim Pants on Fire.