Statements about States
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."
"We have one of the most expensive General Assemblies, per capita, in the entire country."
A Wisconsin bill to limit use of food stamps for junk food would also "prevent -- or limit -- the extent to which" food stamps could be used for organic foods.
University of Wisconsin System's reserves are in the "mid- to low-range" of comparable university systems.
"In 29 states in this country you can still get fired for not just being gay, but if your employer thinks you are gay."
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