All statements involving Chris Abele

Action by the Milwaukee County Board will "provide the County Executive with the same level of security as the Governor and the Mayor of Milwaukee while saving taxpayers $300,000."

"We’re one of the only communities in the country that didn’t lose population in the last census."

"We’re second only to Boston in college students per capita."

Milwaukee County has "a parks capital budget that’s bigger than it’s been in the last 10 years."

On residency requirements for public workers

The Milwaukee County Board’s staff grew from four workers to 38 over four decades and now costs taxpayers "a lot more," while the total county workforce was more than cut in half in the same period.

"While Act 10 allowed (Milwaukee County) to save some money, it was millions short of what we needed to fill the hole left by the $28 million cut in state aid."

Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele "eliminated" sheriff’s office funding for providing security for presidential and presidential campaign visits.  

Says Milwaukee County buses are no less safe now than a year or two ago.

The Milwaukee County sheriff’s department  "plays only a limited role as a traditional law enforcement agency" and in 2009 reported far fewer crimes to the FBI than the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police did.

On Milwaukee County government’s debt burden

Says Chris Abele, opponent in Milwaukee County executive race, "failed to finish 3 separate colleges, dropping out all 3 times."

Says Milwaukee County Parks director Sue Black has not received a pay raise in five years.

Says Milwaukee County elected officials drive around in luxury cars "on your dime." 

Property tax exemptions can be granted to small businesses that move into Milwaukee County.

Says he "helped lead an outside audit that’ll save (Milwaukee County) taxpayers over $200 million."

"I have fought for our shared values without being an ideologue or a partisan"

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