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A state report’s "projection is that approximately half of public employees" would live outside municipal boundaries in a decade if the state bans local residency requirements.

A recent study of a proposed cap-and-trade policy’s effect on Wisconsin consumers showed it could "raise gasoline prices by 141 percent and electricity rates by 171 percent" by 2030.

"Not one dime gets added to the deficit because of Social Security."

Wisconsin education agency "urged white students to wear white wristbands ‘as a reminder about your (white) privilege.’ "    

Wisconsin’s laws "ranked the worst in the world for mining investment."

"We’re taxing our small businesses now at rates higher than corporations."

"I had to lay off 48 people last year," which has exacerbated the lack of law enforcement officers in the county that respond quickly to crime calls.

A Republican-sponsored Wisconsin mining bill "will take at least seven years to create jobs."  

Thanks to actions by the Milwaukee County Board on the 2013 budget, the amount of county taxes on the average home in the city of Milwaukee "would be a $19 decrease."

Says he first unveiled his new legislative agenda in Wisconsin, not in California as critics complain  

Says Gov. Scott Walker has "led people to believe that if Wisconsin doesn’t implement a (health-care) exchange, Obamacare doesn’t happen here."  

Says Democrats first proposed prohibiting the government from negotiating prices for prescription drugs in Medicare Part D and he "had nothing to do with" that provision in the law.

Says when he was governor, "most of the Democrats" voted for his billion-dollar property-tax cuts, but U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin "voted against it."  

Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson "personally made over $3 million" from a federal contract granted to his healthcare company, but left  9/11 first responders "without the care they were promised."  

Says "Tammy Baldwin had the opportunity to vote to honor the victims of 9/11 and she voted against it."

Says U.S. Senate rival Tammy Baldwin supports a "tax increase that President Obama says" would cost middle-class families $3,000 per year.  

Says Tammy Baldwin introduced a bill that would require doctors and other health care workers to ask patients, "including young children, whether they are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or if they know their gender identity."

"Women who have miscarriages could be investigated by police" under legislation supported by Republican state Senate candidate Rick Gudex.

Says U.S. Senate opponent Tommy Thompson favors raising taxes on small businesses.

"We have more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil."

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