Statements about County government
"From a standpoint of the county government, neither school system has received an increase in funding over the past six years."
Says "Your kid just ate 16 packs of sugar."
Says Clackamas County Measure 3-401 "will hurt our county, cripple economic growth, and increase our taxes with excessive special elections."
"In Galveston, Texas, they have allowed people to privatize part of their Social Security. And people are building wealth."
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 she "created the first felony deferred prosecution program for nonviolent first-offenders" in Texas.
Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele "eliminated" sheriff’s office funding for providing security for presidential and presidential campaign visits.
"Chesterfield has eliminated more positions from its general government operations than the Commonwealth has from the entire state government since (fiscal) 2009."
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.
Says a trash mound on U.S. 290 is 800 feet tall.
A state bill would end a longstanding requirement that local governments repair highways and sidewalks -- and block injured citizens from suing over neglected maintenance.
Says Measure 3-386 will cost a fortune for elections while Measure 3-388 will cost less.
Says "Clackamas County has more urban renewal debt than all the other Oregon counties combined."
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.
On Milwaukee County government’s debt burden
Multnomah County’s food action plan "clearly plans to disrupt the free market system in terms of food choices making it harder and more expensive for many residents to eat their food of choice."
Says Milwaukee County spent over $170,000 in salaries in 2010 for employees to "participate in union activities such as collective bargaining."
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