Statements we say are Mostly True
"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."
"The only time over the last 25 years when the state’s unemployment rate exceeded the U.S. average was when (Mary) Burke was commerce secretary."
"With the tax controls we already put in place, property taxes on a typical home in December of 2014 will actually be lower than they were in December of 2010."
"After years of 5.5 percent average tuition increases, we now have a two-year tuition freeze for the first time in the history of the UW System."
"If you make the average amount of people in Wisconsin, $50,000, you got $1.60 less a week in taxes" under the state income-tax cut, but "it didn’t show up in your paycheck."
Even after collective bargaining reforms, most Wisconsin public employees "are still paying about 12 to 13 percent" of their health insurance premiums, while most state residents who work in the private sector "pay 20 to 25 percent."
"The nine-day deer hunt contributes more than $1.3 billion in revenue to the state of Wisconsin."
"The national debt is on track to double during Obama’s presidency."
Common Core "is not from the federal government," they "do not have their fingerprints on this thing at all."
"We’re 49th in the United States in new businesses created."
"The Kenosha casino would be one of the state’s largest employers and pay more to the state than any other company or Tribe – essentially, it would be Wisconsin’s biggest taxpayer."
"I’ve got the spending down, I’ve got the debt down a little bit, I’ve got the reserves up."
On average, college students "are taking six years to get a four-year degree."
"We’re importing about 10 percent of our milk supply. We’re America’s Dairyland, but yet we don’t have enough milk in this state to meet the demand for our cheesemakers."
"A bag of Cheetos costs less to buy than an apple," and in some Milwaukee neighborhoods "good luck trying to find an apple or a banana or some sort of healthy option"
Wisconsin has "one of the most progressive tax codes in the country."
A 0.05 standard for drunken driving means having a glass of wine at dinner could make a person drunk.
A Wisconsin bill to limit use of food stamps for junk food would also "prevent -- or limit -- the extent to which" food stamps could be used for organic foods.
Says a state bill checks the spending habits of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors by "bringing it in line with other county boards around the state."
"Taxes and fees amount to about 20 percent of a typical $300 round-trip domestic ticket. That’s higher than taxes on products like alcohol, tobacco and firearms."
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