Statements about State Budget
Says Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke "has proven on the Madison Board of Education" that she supports raising taxes and spending.
Ken Cuccinelli "tried to shut down" state government.
The highest paid employee of the State of Rhode Island is a basketball coach.
Under Cuccinelli’s tax cut plan, "school divisions across Virginia could be forced to fire over 8,000 teachers."
The 2013-’15 state budget backed by Gov. Scott Walker and Republican lawmakers "left our technical colleges funded at 1989 levels."
"Thanks to (Rick) Perry's bad budgeting, the (Texas) highway department has to convert some modern paved state roads back to gravel."
"We’ve used (generally accepted accounting principles) here in this building the last two years."
In Florida "we have 75,000 on (a) waiting list for child care and 23,000 on waiting lists" for community care for the elderly.
"The Kenosha casino would be one of the state’s largest employers and pay more to the state than any other company or Tribe – essentially, it would be Wisconsin’s biggest taxpayer."
"Trenton politicians cut $1.3 billion from education."
Says Gov. Scott Walker "hasn't done a public event this entire year."
Salaries for URI faculty are second to last among New England land grant universities and in lowest 20 percent of major U.S. research institutions
Because of Gov. Scott Walker’s budgeting, a greater percentage of general fund tax dollars is "going to pay off debt than ever before in our history."
Says that "unlike Texas, Missouri has a perfect AAA credit rating."
"I’ve got the spending down, I’ve got the debt down a little bit, I’ve got the reserves up."
Miami-Dade County is the "No. 1 donor county in the state."
Wisconsin’s criminal threshold for drunken-driving is "way out of line" with "states surrounding us," which "have the second offense as a felony."
Says President Franklin Delano Roosevelt "felt there wasn’t a need in the public sector to have collective bargaining because the government is the people."
Says the 2014-15 state budget "cut border security and funding to fight criminal gangs."
Rick Scott "increased tuition at our state colleges and universities by double digits."
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