Statements about State Budget
Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."
"The $3.6 billion deficit we inherited has turned into more than a half-billion-dollar surplus."
"Given how expansive our program already was," expanding Medicaid in New Jersey due to Obamacare "was a relatively small expansion."
Says Rick Scott "cut education by $1.3 billion" in his first year, then "in his second year he decreases funding by $300 million to our state universities."
"In fact, there’s more state funding for education today than any other time."
With a bill bringing $100 million in property tax relief, "the typical Wisconsin homeowner will save approximately $680 over four years."
"The Legislature passed Gov. Walker’s so-called property tax relief bill," but the Republicans "are still raising your property taxes."
"Providence has more of its pension fund invested in hedge funds and is less transparent" about it than the state.
As CFO, Alex Sink oversaw "a $27 billion loss in the state's pension fund."
Terry McAuliffe "wants to raise your taxes $1,700 to pay for his infinite promises."
Ken Cuccinelli would "take money away from public schools to fund private schools."
$6 billion water bond program voters passed in 2011 "has yet to be tapped."
For the state of Florida, "there is not an additional cost with implementation of the Common Core standards."
Wendy Davis is "threatening to raise taxes up to $35 billion."
Georgia "spends in the top 10 nationally on education, yet, most of our education metrics hover in the bottom five."
Bill Gunter would "drain millions from local public schools, and give our tax dollars to private, for-profit schools run by out-of-state corporations."
Terry McAuliffe has "threatened to shut down Virginia’s government if his budget plan isn’t supported."
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.
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