Statements about State Finances

Greg Abbott was "charged with overseeing the state cancer research fund. But he let his wealthiest donors take tens of millions of taxpayer dollars without proper oversight. They showered Abbott with gifts and free vacations."

Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion."

A tax plan promoted by North Carolina Senate candidate Thom Tillis will "overwhelmingly benefit the wealthy."

"Last year, I was involved with an effort to to help prosecutors get their first pay raise in more than 10 years."

"Although the governor doubled the beach fees . . . all the money, as we found out, is all going to an out-of-state company. The state isn't even getting the money for that."

"Thom Tillis cut almost $500 million from education."

"Already in Wisconsin we have seen fewer people pursuing education as a career" due to the Act 10 collective bargaining law.

Peter Kilmartin voted for the 38 Studios loan guarantee and his State House job was to "twist [legislator’s] arms to vote for deals like this."

The Pell bridge "is a tourism bridge essentially and not a commuter bridge."

Jules Bailey "was instrumental in creating the Business Energy Tax Credit that let companies like Wal-Mart profit by $11 million while costing the Oregon general fund $33 million."

Welcome to Wisconsin road signs have "always been made in Wisconsin," but Scott Walker "is outsourcing them" to an out-of-state company and "paying more money for them."

"My Treasury team eliminated a 900-case backlog in the Crime Victim Compensation Program."

"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."  

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