Statements about States

"My state of Florida is now the third-largest state. We have surpassed New York in population."

"By a two-to-one margin, Rhode Islanders want to ban assault weapons and we have a very small percentage of gun owners in this state, less than 13 percent."

Wisconsin is "one of the bluest" states, but under Scott Walker its unemployment rate "is around 3.5%."

"If you rent a U-Haul to move your company, it costs twice as much to go from San Francisco to Austin than the other way around, because you can’t find enough trucks to flee the Golden State."

Rhode Island is "almost dead last" among Northeastern states in the length of time first-degree murderers must spend in prison before they’re eligible for parole.

On repealing the 17th Amendment

On repealing the 17th Amendment

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."

"Eighty-five percent of the states in the United States that had electrocution have now abolished it."

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

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

Texas added 6,600 miles of highway from 2001-2012, more than any other state.

"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."

"I cut spending while serving in the state Legislature"

"By using a little-known loophole ... Obama minions are allowing Nestle Company to export precious fresh water out of Lake Michigan."

Florida’s proposed medical marijuana amendment "would make Florida one of the most lenient medical-marijuana states, allowing use for limitless ‘other conditions’ specified by any physician."

"Whether the Amendment passes or not, the medical use of marijuana is a federal criminal offense."

"Since 1988, Congress has raised its own salary 15 times 'to reflect rising costs.' But raised the minimum wage only three times."

Rhode Island's unemployment insurance system "is the most expensive such system in the country."

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