Statements from the Wisconsin: 2014 Governor's race

Wisconsin is "dead last in income growth" among midwestern states during Gov. Scott Walker’s term.

New Glarus Brewing Co.’s Spotted Cow is available only in Wisconsin.

Says he "invested over $100 million in worker training."

Wisconsin is "38th in the country in terms of proficiency standards" in student testing.

Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion."

"Wisconsin is #1 in the Midwest for personal income growth over the year."  

"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."

Says a $12.5 million incentive deal she approved for Abbott Laboratories contained "strong protections for taxpayers if job creation goals were not met."

Mary Burke "wasted 12.5 million dollars on a vacant lot" in a move that "could cost taxpayers nearly $25 million."

"(Mary) Burke’s company," Trek Bicycles, "makes 99% of their bikes overseas."

"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.

"We in this state saw more job creation in the last three years since I've been governor than you saw in the whole eight years of Doyle’s time as governor."

The Wisconsin unemployment rate was higher than the U.S. rate during only three months when Mary Burke was state commerce secretary.

When asked by a reporter whether he’s at the center of a "criminal scheme" to violate campaign laws, Gov. Scott Walker nodded yes.

"Part of the increase in the cost (of higher education) has been because state support has dropped. We now spend, under Governor Walker, more on corrections than we do on higher education."

"When Jim Doyle was governor and Mary Burke was commerce secretary," Wisconsin saw "billions in middle-class tax hikes on nursing home beds, gas, phones and garbage."  

Says the secret John Doe criminal investigation of his campaign has been "resolved" and two judges have said it is "over."

"The typical Wisconsin worker makes $5,000 less each year than our neighbors in Minnesota" under Gov. Scott Walker’s policies.

Under Gov. Scott Walker, "employer confidence now stands at 95 percent," compared to "only 10 percent" at the end of the "Gov. Jim Doyle-Mary Burke administration."  

"Already in Wisconsin we have seen fewer people pursuing education as a career" due to the Act 10 collective bargaining law.

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