Statements about State Budget

Greg Abbott was "charged with overseeing the state cancer research fund. But he let his wealthiest donors take tens of millions of taxpayer dollars without proper oversight. They showered Abbott with gifts and free vacations."

Each Georgia taxpayer would have to send $5,000 to the treasury to cover the state’s debt.

Says he "invested over $100 million in worker training."

Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion."

Del. Ben Chafin "took money away" from Southwest Virginia schools while voting to build a "politician's palace."

Uncompensated care has "gone down by 30 percent just in the first few months" of Medicaid expansion in the states that adopted it.

"All Aboard Florida is receiving millions in Florida taxpayer dollars."

"All Aboard Florida is a 100 percent private venture. There is no state money involved."

Says a $12.5 million incentive deal she approved for Abbott Laboratories contained "strong protections for taxpayers if job creation goals were not met."

Says Rick Scott "raised property taxes."

Mary Burke "wasted 12.5 million dollars on a vacant lot" in a move that "could cost taxpayers nearly $25 million."

A tax plan promoted by North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis will "overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy."

"Last year, I was involved with an effort to to help prosecutors get their first pay raise in more than 10 years."

Says Rick Scott’s per-pupil education spending is "about $200 less" than what it was under Charlie Crist during the recession.

"Although the governor doubled the beach fees . . . all the money, as we found out, is all going to an out-of-state company. The state isn't even getting the money for that."

"As Jim Doyle’s Commerce secretary, Mary Burke spent $12.5 million dollars to buy a vacant lot for a company that said it had no plans to create jobs in Wisconsin" and had laid off 800 workers.

"Part of the increase in the cost (of higher education) has been because state support has dropped. We now spend, under Governor Walker, more on corrections than we do on higher education."

"When Jim Doyle was governor and Mary Burke was commerce secretary," Wisconsin saw "billions in middle-class tax hikes on nursing home beds, gas, phones and garbage."  

"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."

"Already in Wisconsin we have seen fewer people pursuing education as a career" due to the Act 10 collective bargaining law.

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