Number’s on target, but other factors are also involved in declining tax base
"Eleven years ago, the city of Detroit lifted the residency requirement for police officers and today, 53 percent of officers live outside of the city. If we want the tax base of Milwaukee to resemble the tax base of Detroit, this is the way to go."
Only a handful of officials have access to (non-luxury) vehicles
Says Milwaukee County elected officials drive around in luxury cars "on your dime."
Some didn’t have the chance, but the state lawmaker is on point
"I’m the only candidate for Milwaukee County executive that has voted against increasing government pensions."
Once true, but no longer
When the Milwaukee County mental health facility is full, "cops sit out there in their squad cars with a mentally ill patient" and sometimes "spend an entire shift out there doing that."
State constitution, court rulings and experts say otherwise
Property tax exemptions can be granted to small businesses that move into Milwaukee County.
The list – including roaches, ceiling plaster and exit signs – shows otherwise
The city building code violations on my properties only involve exterior issues; "within the households, it’s fine."
One full-timer, sure. But contractors do much of the work
"We currently have one guy who is in charge of painting the entire Milwaukee County parks system."
Even critics of the wage and hiring rule say they are not the sole cause for vacant land
Regulations on developers have thwarted construction on county-owned land in Milwaukee’s downtown Park East corridor.
Fastest growing? Yes, but fading. Busiest? No
Mitchell International Airport is the "the third busiest airport in the world and the number one busiest in the country."
The idea was already on the table. And that savings could end up a loss
Says he "helped lead an outside audit that’ll save (Milwaukee County) taxpayers over $200 million."
Costs are higher, but not as high as they would otherwise be, and Holloway played a key role
"We’ve saved over $100 million of (health care) costs" in Milwaukee County. "I did that."
Following the money suggests otherwise when it comes to partisanship
"I have fought for our shared values without being an ideologue or a partisan"
State law says fees can’t be put into other parts of the budget
The City of Milwaukee "uses the building inspection area as a revenue base."
Supportive? Yes. The leader? No.
Says he "led the effort to build a new (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) engineering campus in Wauwatosa."
Even a county union leader says plan, if passed, would not have fit the definition
"I never proposed privatizing the (Milwaukee County) airport."
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