Statements from Milwaukee

The city building code violations on my properties only involve exterior issues; "within the households, it’s fine."

"We currently have one guy who is in charge of painting the entire Milwaukee County parks system."

Regulations on developers have thwarted construction on county-owned land in Milwaukee’s downtown Park East corridor.

Mitchell International Airport is the "the third busiest airport in the world and the number one busiest in the country."

Says he "helped lead an outside audit that’ll save (Milwaukee County) taxpayers over $200 million."

"We’ve saved over $100 million of (health care) costs" in Milwaukee County. "I did that."

The City of Milwaukee "uses the building inspection area as a revenue base."

Says he "led the effort to build a new (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) engineering campus in Wauwatosa."

"More than 125 jobs have been created" at the Milwaukee Job Corps Center.

Sewer backups into basements caused the "vast majority of the damage to homes and buildings" in Milwaukee’s July floods, but federal flood insurance doesn’t cover them.

"Mequon and Milwaukee have the highest disparity of income in the country."

As mayor, Barrett led efforts to redevelop the Menomonee Valley, "which now supports nearly 4,000 jobs in Wisconsin."

In 2011, Milwaukee Public Schools "will provide 77 cents in employee benefits for every dollar it spends on wages."

Says Leah "Vukmir supports allowing people to carry concealed weapons into day care centers, churches, health care clinics and playgrounds."

Says he "stood up to his own party by voting against the budget to stop runaway government spending."

"For the first time in history, Wisconsin has more government jobs than manufacturing jobs."

In 2009, "the state Legislature passed more than $5 billion in tax increases."

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