Statements about County Budget
Says a state bill checks the spending habits of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors by "bringing it in line with other county boards around the state."
The Dolphins stadium renovation will "create more than 4,000 new local jobs."
The Miami Dolphins "are the only NFL team in the entire nation that pays property taxes."
Cobb is one of the largest school systems (in the nation) that is debt free.
The majority of public funding for the Marlins stadium "came from hotel taxes, the burden of which is incurred by tourists who are visiting our city, NOT the resident taxpayers."
"I had to lay off 48 people last year," which has exacerbated the lack of law enforcement officers in the county that respond quickly to crime calls.
The Milwaukee County Board’s staff grew from four workers to 38 over four decades and now costs taxpayers "a lot more," while the total county workforce was more than cut in half in the same period.
Thanks to actions by the Milwaukee County Board on the 2013 budget, the amount of county taxes on the average home in the city of Milwaukee "would be a $19 decrease."
"There is no reason to allocate 60 percent of bridge space to satisfy two percent of all travelers."
Says that "Tennessee law requires that schools receive half of proceeds -- $31 million per year" -- from a half-cent increase in the Shelby County sales tax.
Clackamas County Commissioners "approved a re-negotiated agreement to lower the county’s contribution to TriMet’s Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project to $19.9 million from $25 million."
"From a standpoint of the county government, neither school system has received an increase in funding over the past six years."
Says library district would come "at no direct cost to the city budget."
The property appraiser's budget "is $1 million less today than when I took office 16 years ago."
The Pasco County budget "has doubled in the past three years."
Says Clackamas County Measure 3-401 "will hurt our county, cripple economic growth, and increase our taxes with excessive special elections."
Says "over 40 percent of recent county bonds are for Precinct One, northeast Travis County," because he "is quick to identify projects that help make the East Side a desirable place to live."
Says "I am happy to decline PERS so that the County can save over $68,000 over a four year term that would have been paid on my behalf."
Says he "is the only candidate in the race for Clackamas County Chair who will refuse to join the Public Employees Retirement System."
"Together we added more jobs than any other area" while I was Dane County executive.
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