Statements about County government

"97 percent of the 100 poorest counties in America are in red states."

"I’m running the second-largest county district attorney’s office … at 1985 staffing levels."

A statewide poll showing 76 percent support and other surveys are a "strong indicator" of  broad public support in Milwaukee County for a $10.10 minimum wage

Says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has "deputies collecting overtime while sitting passively in chairs watching courthouse security personnel work."

It would be illegal for the Fulton County Commission to raise the county tax rate.

Under Wisconsin law, "anyone who knows anything about a John Doe" secret criminal investigation "can't talk about it."

David Beckham’s proposed soccer stadium at Miami’s Port "threatens the 207,000 jobs and $27 billion economic impact tied to the cargo and cruise industries."

"When Deborah took office, the (Sellwood Bridge) project had languished for years, with only $11 million in funds. With her leadership the remaining funding was secured that got the project moving forward."

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."

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