All statements involving Mary Burke
Wisconsin is "38th in the country in terms of proficiency standards" in student testing.
Says a $12.5 million incentive deal she approved for Abbott Laboratories contained "strong protections for taxpayers if job creation goals were not met."
Mary Burke "wasted 12.5 million dollars on a vacant lot" in a move that "could cost taxpayers nearly $25 million."
"(Mary) Burke’s company," Trek Bicycles, "makes 99% of their bikes overseas."
"I created the school choice program."
"As Jim Doyle’s Commerce secretary, Mary Burke spent $12.5 million dollars to buy a vacant lot for a company that said it had no plans to create jobs in Wisconsin" and had laid off 800 workers.
"Part of the increase in the cost (of higher education) has been because state support has dropped. We now spend, under Governor Walker, more on corrections than we do on higher education."
"When Jim Doyle was governor and Mary Burke was commerce secretary," Wisconsin saw "billions in middle-class tax hikes on nursing home beds, gas, phones and garbage."
"The typical Wisconsin worker makes $5,000 less each year than our neighbors in Minnesota" under Gov. Scott Walker’s policies.
Under Gov. Scott Walker, "employer confidence now stands at 95 percent," compared to "only 10 percent" at the end of the "Gov. Jim Doyle-Mary Burke administration."
"Already in Wisconsin we have seen fewer people pursuing education as a career" due to the Act 10 collective bargaining law.
Says opponent Mary Burke told reporters she would have "required workers to give up bargained-for healthcare and retirement benefits like Gov. Walker."
The Wisconsin school voucher program "has no research that shows that it’s going to improve student learning."
"In Wisconsin, a woman only earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns."
Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."
Under Mary Burke’s leadership, Commerce Department business-incentive programs had "major shortcomings" and "40 percent of jobs...didn’t materialize."
"Wisconsin wages are declining at double the rate of other states."
"Wisconsin now ranks among the top 10 states for out-migration."
"Our state economic development agency under Walker, WEDC, actually isn’t even using the funds that are appropriated to it."
Says Mary Burke's "2007-'09 state budget had a tax hike of $1.8 billion -- costing every man, woman and child in the state an extra $310."
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