Statements about County Budget

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.

Says "unemployment tripled" in Dane County due to Kathleen Falk’s tax policies

Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele "eliminated" sheriff’s office funding for providing security for presidential and presidential campaign visits.  

"When my grandfather came to this country back in 1925, there were no government benefits."  

As Dane County executive, Kathleen Falk raised property taxes by "millions of dollars every year" and approved the second highest increase in the state in 2010.

Gov. McDonnell's proposed budget "is cutting" public education. 

Says proposal to boost teacher pension fund "puts no mandate on local government."

Says she got unions to agree to "about $10 million in reduction" of salaries and health benefits while serving as Dane County executive in Wisconsin.

The Milwaukee County sheriff’s department  "plays only a limited role as a traditional law enforcement agency" and in 2009 reported far fewer crimes to the FBI than the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee police did.

Says he’s "never asked for more" than inflationary budget increases in his 10 budgets as Milwaukee County sheriff

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