Statements about State Budget

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."

"Georgia has the fifth-highest number of uninsured people of any state in the union."  

"We’re trailing every other state in the Midwest in terms of job creation since January of 2011."

David Dewhurst is "the first lieutenant governor in history to have a personal security detail."

Virginia is "the No. 1 recipient of federal dollars."

"The national economic recovery has led to higher than expected tax revenues and projected budget surpluses in nearly every state in the nation, including Wisconsin."

"With the tax controls we already put in place, property taxes on a typical home in December of 2014 will actually be lower than they were in December of 2010."

"After years of 5.5 percent average tuition increases, we now have a two-year tuition freeze for the first time in the history of the UW System."  

"During my administration, funding for education has increased by over $930 million."

In Virginia, "Medicaid has grown by 1,600 percent in the last 30 years."

Scott Walker's income "tax plan is a tax hike. It increases taxes for nearly 80% of the people in the state."

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