MacIver News Minute: Gov. Evers’ False Drug-Crime Statistic Goes Up In Smoke

February 26, 2019

A key talking point of Gov. Tony Evers’ “first step” proposal to legalize medical and recreational marijuana went up in smoke last week. In rolling out his wide-ranging initiative, the governor and fellow Democrats declared “drug-related offenses make up as much as 75-85% of inmate populations.” The claim is patently false – the real stat is 11%. And as MacIver News first reported, the Evers administration quietly scrubbed the bad stat from the original press release.