Statements about States
"Wisconsin is not as obese as the national average is. The national average, 35.7 percent of the population is obese. In Wisconsin, it's closer to 26 percent."
"About 47 percent of able-bodied people in the state of Maine don’t work."
"Thirteen hundred" applicants in Rhode Island signed up for insurance through Obamacare.
"Many don’t know that Bill Young was once the minority leader in the Florida Senate...because he was the only Republican senator."
Says Maggie Hassan is the only female governor in the country.
"Over the past 35 years, Florida families have paid into the (National Flood Insurance Program) over $16 billion, four times more than the amount they have received in claim reimbursements."
"We’ve used (generally accepted accounting principles) here in this building the last two years."
"Every engine manufacturer in the United States is now in the state of Texas."
Since 2007, "Texas has gained 440,000 people" while "Maryland has lost 20,000."
"Minnesota is kicking butt relative to Wisconsin on everything from employment and job creation to school test scores, educated work force and a host of other factors and rankings"
Says that "unlike Texas, Missouri has a perfect AAA credit rating."
South Carolina has "the fastest-growing economy in the Southeast."
Says President Franklin Delano Roosevelt "felt there wasn’t a need in the public sector to have collective bargaining because the government is the people."
"For anybody who's trying to cross the street and has seen those signs that say you have to stop when pedestrians are in the crosswalk, that was a bill that I passed."
Says that while Foster was mayor, Rick Kriseman was "ineffective" in the Florida House of Representatives because "there was no legislation that passed the House that had (Kriseman’s) name on it."
Says Florida refused to allow the insurance commissioner to "negotiate lower rates with companies or refuse rates that are too high" under Obamacare.
"We’re importing about 10 percent of our milk supply. We’re America’s Dairyland, but yet we don’t have enough milk in this state to meet the demand for our cheesemakers."
"Texas ranks: #1 in worker deaths, #1 carbon emissions, #50 in high school graduates, #50 in funding for mental health patients."
In Rhode Island, 9 percent of workers use the state's temporary disability insurance program each year while in New Jersey, the rate is only 3 percent.
A private school tax break in the Wisconsin state budget is "the most generous in the nation."
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