Statements about State Budget

Charlie Crist "raised taxes in 2009 and won't rule out raising taxes again."

"Greg Abbott said it would be a ‘waste’ to expand pre-k to all Texas children."

A poll taken "a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" for the Act 10 collective bargaining law.

Gov. McAuliffe's budget would "raid school, other $$ 4 Obamacare in VA."

"Glenn Hegar promised to eliminate the property tax."

"Charlie Crist signed into law an automatic 15 percent annual tuition increase that put college further out of reach for many Floridians."

Under Mary Burke’s leadership, Commerce Department business-incentive programs had "major shortcomings" and "40 percent of jobs...didn’t materialize."

State Medicaid expansion "will save our treasury $1 billion over the next eight years."

"Rick Scott tried to slash school funding by $3.3 billion."

You can buy lobster with food stamps.

Georgia has saved $20 million through changes in criminal sentencing.

Dan Patrick "called for increasing the gas tax and the state sales tax."

Says Mary Burke's "2007-'09 state budget had a tax hike of $1.8 billion -- costing every man, woman and child in the state an extra $310."  

With his proposal to cut income and property taxes, Scott Walker is "increasing the state deficit at a time when borrowing is already at record levels."  

"For every week that (state lawmakers are) able to cut off our timeline, it saves (Georgia taxpayers) approximately $100,000."

"Federal government reneging" on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin caused about $240 million in extra costs in the 2013-’15 state budget.

As state Commerce secretary, Mary Burke drafted, sponsored and promoted "budgets that raised taxes by billions, created high structural deficits and raided funds to finance huge spending hikes."

"The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary."  

"Savings that I achieved" helped fund cameras on the border. "As a result, more than 21,500 arrests have been made and 46 tons of narcotics confiscated."

Wisconsin is "not a high tax and fee state." When you look at "all the money state and local governments bring in" from residents, "we're more in the middle."

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