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Says Gov. Scott Walker’s repeal of a 2009 law has left Wisconsin as "one of five states without an equal pay law protecting women from gender discrimination in their paycheck."

A poll taken "a few months ago" found "70 percent approval or higher" for the Act 10 collective bargaining law.

Wisconsin is "one of the bluest" states, but under Scott Walker its unemployment rate "is around 3.5%."

Says Mary Burke's "2007-'09 state budget had a tax hike of $1.8 billion -- costing every man, woman and child in the state an extra $310."  

"Federal government reneging" on Medicaid payments to Wisconsin caused about $240 million in extra costs in the 2013-’15 state budget.

A bill backed by Sean Duffy and other House Republicans "could actually require the Internal Revenue Service to conduct audits of rape victims" who get an abortion.  

Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."  

"Every year since Gov. Walker and the Republicans have been in control of the Legislature we’ve created fewer jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics."

"Jobs that involve the minimum wage are overwhelmingly jobs for young people starting out in the workforce."

Protesters in La Crosse blocked an exit and surrounded a State Patrol car carrying the governor and were "beating on the windows and rocking the vehicle." When the car was "extricated" from the crowd, a truck blocked a second exit.  

Says Gov. Scott Walker dropped out or was kicked out of college short of a degree "not long after" he was "kicked out of student elections at Marquette University."

"We are experiencing the worst economic recovery America has ever had."

In Wisconsin, more than 300,000 people have "some kind of addictive gambling problem, whether it’s pathological or what we’d categorize as a problem gambler."

"We’re second only to Boston in college students per capita."

Milwaukee County has "a parks capital budget that’s bigger than it’s been in the last 10 years."

"The amount of interest" paid on the federal debt exceeds "total tax revenue."

Says that in his first two years, "Wisconsin has seen its best two-year job growth in a decade."

The Republican-authored state budget includes a provision "forcing people earning as little as $12,000 to buy private health insurance that could cost them as much as $4,000 per year."

"Upwards of 90 percent" of women seeking an abortion decide not to have an abortion after seeing an ultrasound.

"When I was growing up as a kid in the city of Milwaukee, if we averaged 4 homicides a year in the entire city that was a record number."

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