Statements about County government

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."

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."  

Nearly 90% of Travis County government races will be settled by the time of the Democratic primary.

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."

"The commission form of government is definitely losing favor in the United States."  

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

"Residents could have received nearly $48M for Local Schools, Fire District, Sheriff’s Dept. and Social Services."

"During my eight years as county executive, we cut the number of county workers by 20 percent."

"The Legislature passed Gov. Walker’s so-called property tax relief bill," but the Republicans "are still raising your property taxes."  

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."

On residency requirements for public workers

Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."

A referendum "gives the people the chance to decide" on cutting the Milwaukee County Board budget by two-thirds

"The State of Wisconsin thinks you should have to" wash your hands "at least 28 times to make one peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich."

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 Milwaukee County Board approved a reform package by a 15-3 vote, "meaning Board Supervisors’ salaries will be cut by 20 percent" and "the Board’s budget will be cut by 50 percent."

Says "A baby in Coos County is two times as likely to be born to a mother who is someone who used tobacco during her pregnancy as is the average baby born in Oregon or the U.S."

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