Statements about City Government

Says Gina Raimondo's "venture capital firm secured a secret no-bid contract funded by taxpayers."

"The majority of Austinites rent" the places they live.

Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion."

Kasim Reed has kept every promise he made as a candidate.

The wife of the Ferguson, Mo., police chief said African-Americans in Ferguson "are feral and violent."  

"The minimum number of infrastructure (needs) in Atlanta is $900 million."

Austin mayoral candidate "Mike Martinez takes corporate money."

San Antonio is "now the largest city in the United States ever to have an African American woman mayor."

"The increase in the garbage tax that [Mayor Allan Fung] imposed in Cranston for some people has been as much as $200."

Four (maybe five) Latinos have served on the Austin City Council.  

I turned "a $110 million deficit into a $1.6 million surplus for our city."

"Hollywood is #1 in Broward homicides in 2013. Thanks Chief Fernandez!"

A poll taken "a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" for the Act 10 collective bargaining law.

"As attorney general, I have prosecuted judges, district attorneys and other public officials across Texas who violated that (public) trust, who have been corrupted."

Austin is "a city that has basically doubled in size every 25 years or so since it was founded."

The Redskins Training Camp deal "generated $40 million in new private investment in the city."

Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."  

San Antonio has seen "67% growth" in water customers "in the last 25 years, 0% more water used."

"At present spending levels, only citizens of New York have a greater local debt burden than Texans."

"Nearly 20% of our residents" are born abroad.

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