Voted consistently, but veered on explanations
On his support for sharply limiting collective bargaining by public employees.
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."
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."
The missing context: These are the federally-funded jobs to run the just-opened center
"More than 125 jobs have been created" at the Milwaukee Job Corps Center.
Like others before him, Pratt overstates the number by citing a study that measures something else
Milwaukee’s problems include "52 percent black male unemployment."
There is much disagreement about the source of the flood damage, but the claim about coverage is on dry ground
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.
The gap is big, but there’s not much methodology to the alderman’s madness
"Mequon and Milwaukee have the highest disparity of income in the country."
Jobs may be down overall, but things are looking up in the oft-overlooked valley
As mayor, Barrett led efforts to redevelop the Menomonee Valley, "which now supports nearly 4,000 jobs in Wisconsin."
The district packs in health care and pensions for retirees, but taxpayers still get a big punch
In 2011, Milwaukee Public Schools "will provide 77 cents in employee benefits for every dollar it spends on wages."
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