Faster growth in number of business locations
Since I took office, "Wisconsin ranks 11th in the nation in total business establishment growth compared to 47th in the years Mary Burke was Commerce secretary."
No way to know what residents will have to pay
"Over the next two years, this $1.8 billion deficit will cost individual Wisconsinites $300 each, or $1,200 for families of four."
Surplus for now; deficits looming
"Wisconsin does not have a deficit. Thanks to Republican reforms, the 2014 budget will begin with a $443 million surplus."
District's lawsuit enabled end run
Says Mary Burke’s Madison school district "will be the only school district left in the state" to "ignore the (Act 10) law" in the 2015-16 school year.
Early, yes, but some funding restored
"Scott Walker cut school funding more per student than any governor in America."
Many of these “friends” give to both sides
"Scott Walker gave Wisconsin job creation money to his cronies: corporate friends who contributed to his campaigns" and got $570 million in job-development incentives
Slower to recover from recession than neighbors
"Wisconsin’s dead last in Midwest job growth."
In raw numbers, for last 12 months, yes.
In the latest jobs numbers Wisconsin "ranked third in the Midwest."
It's available to regular folks, too
"Scott Walker has given a $10,000 tax deduction to millionaires who send their kids to exclusive private schools."
Better lately, but longer view not kind to state
Wisconsin is "dead last in income growth" among midwestern states during Gov. Scott Walker’s term.
Brewing success with an all-local plan
New Glarus Brewing Co.’s Spotted Cow is available only in Wisconsin.
Yes, but first budget cut tech school funding
Says he "invested over $100 million in worker training."
By one respected source
Wisconsin is "38th in the country in terms of proficiency standards" in student testing.
Yes, with shift to public employees (who also pay taxes)
Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion."
Wages, property income, government assistance all up
"Wisconsin is #1 in the Midwest for personal income growth over the year."
From day one to election eve
"Mitt Romney did not run his campaign on the basis of arguing his experience in the business world was a reason to vote for him."
Went ahead without crucial safeguard
Says a $12.5 million incentive deal she approved for Abbott Laboratories contained "strong protections for taxpayers if job creation goals were not met."
Must be that new new math
Mary Burke "wasted 12.5 million dollars on a vacant lot" in a move that "could cost taxpayers nearly $25 million."
China, Holland, Germany
"(Mary) Burke’s company," Trek Bicycles, "makes 99% of their bikes overseas."
Still no plan eight years later
"As Jim Doyle’s Commerce secretary, Mary Burke spent $12.5 million dollars to buy a vacant lot for a company that said it had no plans to create jobs in Wisconsin" and had laid off 800 workers.
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