EsenbergMilwaukee lawyer, law professor and conservative pundit Rick Esenberg apparently didn't get the memo from Politifact that Gov. Scott Walker raised taxes.
Esenberg is an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University who also writes regularly as a guest columnist for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, home of Politifact.
In an extended interview today with WUWM-FM, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's public radio station, Esenberg repeated the frequent conservative canard that Walker this year balanced the state's two-year budget without raising taxes. Moreover, Esenberg said, Walker did it without cutting services.
Of course, neither is true. Not only did the Walker budget, as approved by the legislature, represent the biggest state budget in history, it did include tax increases. Not on corporations or the wealthy, two interests that obtained tax cuts, but on low and middle income Wisconsin residents. Here's the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Politifact column, coincidentally also appearing today and weighing in once again on that subject: