Yes, though opted out of Obamacare Medicaid expansion
"Here in Wisconsin, we've put in previous budgets more money into mental health services than any governor has in the last 25 years."
Other laws introduced, not passed
"I'm the only governor in America ... who signed a law that says there needs to be an independent investigation any time there's a death of someone in police custody."
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Yes, thanks to many from first term
"By the end of this budget I'm in right now, taxes will have been cut $4.7 billion in my state."
Yes, though it was tiny at the start
Wisconsin’s "rainy day fund" is "165 times bigger than when we first took office."
Clearance rack + Kohl's Cash = Campaign speech applause line
Says he "paid one dollar for" a sweater at Kohl’s.
By that measure, yes
Six of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties, "according to median income, are in and around the Washington, D.C. area."
He saved $118 over last year
"My property taxes went down largely because my technical college portion went down 35.5% because of the money we put in at state."
2012 recall vote was higher
"The president of the United States came in the Tuesday before the election in a ward that went 99% for him in the last election and they couldn't even (increase) the vote there."
Faster growth in number of business locations
Since I took office, "Wisconsin ranks 11th in the nation in total business establishment growth compared to 47th in the years Mary Burke was Commerce secretary."
Wages, property income, government assistance all up
"Wisconsin is #1 in the Midwest for personal income growth over the year."
The official number-crunchers say it adds up
"Once our Blueprint for Prosperity is signed into law, we will have delivered $2 billion" in tax relief.
Parks, administration, transportation saw biggest cuts
"During my eight years as county executive, we cut the number of county workers by 20 percent."
FDR's own words, writings make a strong case
Says President Franklin Delano Roosevelt "felt there wasn’t a need in the public sector to have collective bargaining because the government is the people."
Badger State stands alone
"Our pension system is the only one in the country that’s 100 percent funded."
And some lived like badgers
Wisconsin is called the Badger State because "our ancestors came here with the hopes of living the American dream by mining."
Yep. Under contracts, some government workers are paid by taxpayers to work for their unions
Says Milwaukee County spent over $170,000 in salaries in 2010 for employees to "participate in union activities such as collective bargaining."
Some exceptions, but most federal employees can only negotiate working conditions
"Most federal employees do not have collective bargaining for benefits, nor for pay."
When Democrats passed their budget repair bill, things moved lightning fast
In 2009, Democratic Wisconsin state senators "rammed through a billion-dollar tax hike in 24 hours with no public input."
The governor’s health care math adds up
Most state employees could pay twice as much toward their health care premiums and it would still be half the national average
That's a lot of change ... and it's in the county coffers, not Walker's wallet
Since being elected in 2002, Scott Walker has "given back over $370,000 of his salary to the county."
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