Statements about State Budget

"As chair of the Senate Education Committee, I led the charge to restore most of the education cuts from last session."

Says Glenn Grothman pushed through state tax credits that when phased in, "someone that owns a factory that produces millions in income" will pay "less tax than their nephew would if he worked full time at Taco Bell for minimum wage."  

In Texas public schools, "we spend an average of $12,000 per pupil per year."

"Over the next two years, this $1.8 billion deficit will cost individual Wisconsinites $300 each, or $1,200 for families of four."

"Wisconsin does not have a deficit. Thanks to Republican reforms, the 2014 budget will begin with a $443 million surplus."

"Scott Walker cut school funding more per student than any governor in America."

Opponent Glenn Hegar expressed pride in legislated cuts to public school funding.

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."

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