"Eleven years ago, the city of Detroit lifted the residency requirement for police officers and today, 53 percent of officers live outside of the city. If we want the tax base of Milwaukee to resemble the tax base of Detroit, this is the way to go."
Says it has offered $12 million in savings through 2011 and $184 million in savings over the next 25 years in contract negotiations with the City of Milwaukee.
"More than 125 jobs have been created" at the Milwaukee Job Corps Center.
As mayor, Barrett led efforts to redevelop the Menomonee Valley, "which now supports nearly 4,000 jobs in Wisconsin."
Says "Scott Walker wants to ban common forms of birth control, including the pill."
"In Congress Tom Barrett voted to allow abortions through the ninth month, just moments before the baby is born."
Says "Scott Walker wants to make abortion illegal, even in cases of rape, incest or to protect the life of the mother."
Says "Tom Barrett supports a government takeover of our health care"
Says Scott Walker "eliminated his own office of economic development in the middle of this recession."
Says "Scott Walker says he would ban stem cell research"
Says "the headlines … tell the story" of how Walker has "mismanaged" Milwaukee County
When each faced a pension funding crisis, Tom Barrett made tough choices and smart cuts while Scott Walker passed $400 million in pension debt to the next generation.
"Under Tom Barrett’s leadership, violent crime in Milwaukee has decreased by over 20% -- to its lowest levels in more than 20 years."
Tom Barrett "voted for the largest tax increase in history ... raising taxes on gas and Social Security."
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