Still no plan eight years later
"As Jim Doyle’s Commerce secretary, Mary Burke spent $12.5 million dollars to buy a vacant lot for a company that said it had no plans to create jobs in Wisconsin" and had laid off 800 workers.
Recession sank Doyle's numbers
"We in this state saw more job creation in the last three years since I've been governor than you saw in the whole eight years of Doyle’s time as governor."
Deputies involved some in checking courthouse visitors
Says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has "deputies collecting overtime while sitting passively in chairs watching courthouse security personnel work."
Four spend at least 2% of GDP
All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us."
"The typical Wisconsin worker makes $5,000 less each year than our neighbors in Minnesota" under Gov. Scott Walker’s policies.
It’s been going on for six years
"In the city of Milwaukee, we’ve still got a mayor and a police chief who are furloughing police officers at a time when we have violence all across the city."
Part of report card improving
"Graduation and third-grade reading scores are up in the state since I took office."
Some evidence, but thin
The Wisconsin school voucher program "has no research that shows that it’s going to improve student learning."
Homicide, up. Assault, up. Rape, up. Shootings, up.
David A. Clarke Jr.
Milwaukee has seen "an uptick in violence" since 2010, and "the only period of calm we get is when winter sets in."
Also requires creation of new ones
A 2013 state law would allow the operator of an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin to "fill in pristine streams and ponds with mine waste."
Accurate, but not final
"In 2013 we had the largest, the best, private sector job growth we’ve had in this state since the 1990s."
Role of discrimination unclear
"In Wisconsin, a woman only earns 80 cents for every $1 a man earns."
Both rose, though at different rates
When Republicans last controlled the presidency and Congress, "the number of people on food stamps (and) the number of people in low-income housing went through the roof."
Some grants before her time
Republican Governors Association
Under Mary Burke’s leadership, Commerce Department business-incentive programs had "major shortcomings" and "40 percent of jobs...didn’t materialize."
Rocky start leads to unspent funds
"Our state economic development agency under Walker, WEDC, actually isn’t even using the funds that are appropriated to it."
Best-available stat backs him
"Most folks’ wages haven’t gone up in over a decade."
Statistic correct; blame indirect
Republican Party of Wisconsin
"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."
Projection based on solid evidence
"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."
2-year schools enjoyed a 4-year freeze
"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 don’t act, the state holds onto it until tax time
"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."
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