Airball. Or, maybe: error-ball
Democrats in the Legislature in 2009 voted for various "pork projects" including "a $5 million scoreboard for the Milwaukee Bucks."
All sides spent that much or more combined, but not the unions alone
Public-employee unions spent $30 million in Wisconsin unsuccessfully trying to flip the state Senate to Democratic control.
A shortfall is a challenge; a debt is a debt
The 2009-11 state budget that Democrats approved left Wisconsin taxpayers $3.6 billion in debt.
Red, but not the reddest
Democrats failed to flip the Wisconsin state Senate because recall elections were in the "deepest red districts in the state."
He did. Once
Says Republican recall challenger Jonathan Steitz "failed to pay his taxes."
There was no freeze vote, but state budget action set stage for local increases
Says Democratic state Sen. Jim Holperin "voted against a property tax freeze" in 2009 and then voted for a "$1.5 billion property tax hike."
Help cited came after the move
Says he "helped bring" Uline company to Kenosha area, "creating 800 local jobs."
Paid up now, but late on eight
Says GOP recall challenger Kim Simac "was delinquent paying her property taxes eight of the last nine years."
Wrong and wrong
"Two elections in a row (Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus) has screwed up counting the vote"
Junked electronics loaded with nasty stuff, but no evidence of harm -- yet
Says state Sen. Alberta Darling is "allowing mercury to harm our children" because she voted against an electronics recycling bill.
They cherry-picked one vote and ignored several others
Says state Rep. Sandy Pasch "did nothing to stop" people from scamming the Wisconsin Shares child-care subsidy program and voted against funding for fraud investigators.
Yes, but increase was middle of the pack
"When Nancy Nusbaum was Brown County executive, spending went up nearly 50 percent."
There was no vote and the issue predates Pasch’s arrival in office by years
Says state Rep. Sandy Pasch, her recall opponent, "voted to allow public school employees to use taxpayer dollars to pick up the tab for…Viagra."
He didn’t pick winners, but did back no bids
Says Sen. Luther Olsen, his recall opponent, supported the sale of state-owned power plants "not to the highest bidder, but to the biggest donors" with no oversight.
Didn’t like it, didn’t vote for it
Says Sen. Robert Cowles, her recall opponent, supported the sale of state-owned power plants "not to the highest bidder, but to the biggest donors" with no oversight.
Tiny Poy Sippi school was on the chopping block for years.
A Waushara County school closed because of state budget cuts supported by Republican Wisconsin state Sen. Luther Olsen.
She had kind words, but the plan doesn’t “end” Medicare
Says Republican state Sen. Alberta Darling offered "unqualified support" for a plan to end Medicare
Moore wanted to avoid increase for poor and some seniors
Says Democratic recall opponent Shelly Moore "opposes any limit on taxes."
When he didn’t pay, he didn’t owe
Says state Sen. Randy Hopper, R-Fond du Lac, unlike typical taxpayers, "didn’t pay taxes"
Number far overstates the case, but it’s one way to look at it
The 2011-13 state budget "cuts overall funding for public schools by $1.6 billion"
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