Statements about States

"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."

Says a state bill checks the spending habits of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors by "bringing it in line with other county boards around the state."  

The Milwaukee County Board approved a reform package by a 15-3 vote, "meaning Board Supervisors’ salaries will be cut by 20 percent" and "the Board’s budget will be cut by 50 percent."

"Texas ranks 49th in per-pupil funding among the states."

Says Texas ranks 49th nationally in "what we are doing to support our per-pupil investment in education in the state."

"Under Republican Chris Christie, New Jersey had the highest increase in unemployment in the country last year. Nearly 1 in 10 jobless. The worst unemployment in the region. Near the bottom in economic growth, yet Christie protected a tax cut for millionaires but vetoed a minimum wage hike."

Georgia loses "millions of dollars of revenue because people go out of state to buy fireworks."

"We have a federal government that thinks they have the authority to regulate our toilet seats."

Ohio Republicans made significant gains during [Chris McNulty’s] time at the ORP, including the extremely successful re-election of President Bush in Ohio."

Virginia is "the only state" that has a tradition of attorneys general resigning if they run for governor.

"You can't bring an iPad or a piece of paper and a pencil in the (Wisconsin Assembly) gallery to take notes of what's going on," but "you can bring a gun up there."

Except for Virginia, "the other 49 states keep raising their gas tax."

Wisconsin state lawmakers worked seven days in 2012 but got "paid for a whole year."

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