Statements about County Budget
Says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has "deputies collecting overtime while sitting passively in chairs watching courthouse security personnel work."
Sarah Eckhardt "refused to take her own pay increases repeatedly."
Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."
Action by the Milwaukee County Board will "provide the County Executive with the same level of security as the Governor and the Mayor of Milwaukee while saving taxpayers $300,000."
"During my eight years as county executive, we cut the number of county workers by 20 percent."
Finance experts estimate that paying in cash for the $2.5 billion in projects funded by the sales tax saved Gwinnett County more than $1 billion in interest payments.
Milwaukee County has "a parks capital budget that’s bigger than it’s been in the last 10 years."
"I’ve got the spending down, I’ve got the debt down a little bit, I’ve got the reserves up."
Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."
Miami-Dade has "the nation’s highest-rated tap water."
A referendum "gives the people the chance to decide" on cutting the Milwaukee County Board budget by two-thirds
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."
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