Not directly, but pay concessions were made
Every general City of Milwaukee employee "pays toward his or her pension, but approximately 88 percent of our police officers and firefighters do not."
Restructuring debt, yes; but more routine than implied
To help balance the 2011-13 budget, Gov. Scott Walker used "a credit card" approach that "pushed over $500 million in debt onto our children and our grandchildren" costing state taxpayers "more than $150 million in interest."
Number’s on target, but other factors are also involved in declining tax base
"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."
The missing context: These are the federally-funded jobs to run the just-opened center
"More than 125 jobs have been created" at the Milwaukee Job Corps Center.
It hasn't historically been the county's role, but the office did disappear for a year
Says Scott Walker "eliminated his own office of economic development in the middle of this recession."
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