Statements about State Finances

"A grant for $5,000 [from the Governor’s Workforce Board] went to teach an employee at a company that makes ornamental business card holders how to use Facebook and Twitter."

"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.

"Glenn Hegar promised to eliminate the property tax."

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

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."  

"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."

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

Says Alex Sink "even supported a tax on homeowners insurance policies."

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

"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."  

"We’ve had the private sector more than double the investment that was made by the public sector" at Quonset Business Park.

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

"I cut spending while serving in the state Legislature"

"This governor has given us continual balanced budgets without raising taxes."

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