Positive signs but prediction a bit premature
"For our next two years in my state, we will end with a structural surplus of $499 million."
A notch off on both counts
More than any Republican governor in the 2014 elections, "I took a higher percentage of the Republican vote"and "yet I also carried independents by 12 points."
Lawmakers could push it lower
Borrowing in my 2015-’17 state budget is less than half that in my predecessor’s last budget and "the lowest it has been in a decade."
Trend accelerated after 2009
The gender gap in his support is "not unique to me" and "there’s not a huge gap from where Republicans have been in presidential, gubernatorial and US Senate elections" in recent years.
A look at statistics shows it was far from a lock
Says his promise of 250,000 new private sector jobs was a "big goal."
The numbers add up -- for now
Figures for September 2014’s job growth in Wisconsin mark the "largest private-sector job creation we've had in the month of September in more than a decade"
Yes, though not all in Wisconsin
"More than 70,000" job openings are listed on a state jobs website.
Being a homeowner is key
"Thanks to our reforms, the average family will have an extra $322 to spend."
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."
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