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The Milwaukee County Board approved a reform package by a 15-3 vote, "meaning Board Supervisors’ salaries will be cut by 20 percent" and "the Board’s budget will be cut by 50 percent."

Says Abraham Lincoln supported an agreement that allowed slavery in New Mexico "and a law to return runaway slaves to their owners."

"The vast majority of our public school students are receiving less state support than their private voucher peers."  

Says that even if his budget is adopted, private schools in the choice program would be getting about half the per-pupil funds that public schools receive

"Under my predecessor, they cut funding for education, but they didn't give them anything in return to make up for that," leading to "less money" for school districts    

The United States spends "$2.2 billion on free cell phones, $27 million on Moroccan pottery classes" and pays for "the travel expenses for the watermelon queen in Alabama."    

Research found that "over the course of the existence of the Brady Bill ban, the use of assault weapons in crimes decreased by two thirds."  

Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, was elected in a "very low turnout" race.  

40 percent of U.S. gun sales "are occurring outside of" licensed gun dealers.  

In 2009, the FBI "referred more than 71,000" cases of people failing background checks when trying to buy a gun to another federal agency, "but U.S. attorneys ultimately prosecuted only 77 of them."

"Thanks to Washington, nearly everyone will pay more in taxes in 2013. Somehow people think it's just the wealthy. It's not."

Kohl’s Department Stores in 2012 "announced the creation of 3,000 new jobs."

"Over $1 trillion" was spent on anti-poverty programs in 2011, enough to "give every single poor American a check for $22,000."

Says state schools superintendent candidate Don Pridemore "voted for the largest cuts to public education in our state history" and for "$2.3 billion in tax breaks for corporations and the wealthy."

Milwaukee County government employees pay "much more" for their health care than City of Milwaukee or State of Wisconsin employees.

Says President Barack Obama "did not come into office with the economy in a free fall."

"Secular Americans are the fastest-growing religious identification demographic in this country."  

Says U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson "says he’ll do away with Medicare."  

"Tommy Thompson made millions from corporations who outsource American jobs and now he's trying to lavish huge tax breaks on them."  

Says opponent Tammy Baldwin ‘has had not one positive ad’ in the campaign for U.S. Senate.

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