Statements about States
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."
"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."
"In Minnesota, well over 6,200 election-day registrations from 2008 proved fraudulent."
"Our pension system is the only one in the country that’s 100 percent funded."
Says Texas economy is about 30 percent larger than Australia’s.
"If lawmakers fail to avert the fiscal cliff, 18 percent of the federal money that is sent to the states will be eliminated."
Says Texas has the 15th largest economy in the world.
Says Massachusetts has three state-mandated student tests and Finland just one.
Says that in the 1985 election former Gov. Tom Kean had "the largest winning margin for a gubernatorial candidate in Jersey history."
Says New Jersey is "50th in return of our federal tax dollars."
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