District's lawsuit enabled end run
Says Mary Burke’s Madison school district "will be the only school district left in the state" to "ignore the (Act 10) law" in the 2015-16 school year.
In raw numbers, for last 12 months, yes.
In the latest jobs numbers Wisconsin "ranked third in the Midwest."
Yes, but first budget cut tech school funding
Says he "invested over $100 million in worker training."
Yes, with shift to public employees (who also pay taxes)
Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion."
China, Holland, Germany
"(Mary) Burke’s company," Trek Bicycles, "makes 99% of their bikes overseas."
Still no plan eight years later
"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.
Recession sank Doyle's numbers
"We in this state saw more job creation in the last three years since I've been governor than you saw in the whole eight years of Doyle’s time as governor."
Part of report card improving
"Graduation and third-grade reading scores are up in the state since I took office."
Accurate, but not final
"In 2013 we had the largest, the best, private sector job growth we’ve had in this state since the 1990s."
Projection based on solid evidence
"With the tax controls we already put in place, property taxes on a typical home in December of 2014 will actually be lower than they were in December of 2010."
2-year schools enjoyed a 4-year freeze
"After years of 5.5 percent average tuition increases, we now have a two-year tuition freeze for the first time in the history of the UW System."
Available figures generally back him
Even after collective bargaining reforms, most Wisconsin public employees "are still paying about 12 to 13 percent" of their health insurance premiums, while most state residents who work in the private sector "pay 20 to 25 percent."
Blame is shared, trend is clear
"The national debt is on track to double during Obama’s presidency."
A talking point to milk
"We’re importing about 10 percent of our milk supply. We’re America’s Dairyland, but yet we don’t have enough milk in this state to meet the demand for our cheesemakers."
But serious mental illness is different
"In Wisconsin, only half of all the adults with serious psychological distress received mental health treatment or medication."
Yes, but why is important
Two-thirds of Wisconsinites receiving unemployment checks "are not required to search for work due to current work search exemptions."
The governor is among them
"Nearly a quarter of all adults in this state have some college credit without a degree."
Not lower for everyone, but median-value measure is on target
"We’ve seen property taxes go down for the first time in 12 years on a median valued home."
Not widespread, but a variety of hikes that size
Says Wisconsin Democrats during the previous administration adopted "double-digit tax increases."
Some pay a little less, but the numbers generally are on target
Wisconsin state and local government workers pay "$500, $600 or in some cases, $1,000" per year in union dues.
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