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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."
"The majority of my contributions have been from private individuals" giving $125 on average, "not from PACs, not from groups."
A proposed ban on hollow-point bullets and bullets that expand upon impact "essentially bans deer hunting."
"In Wisconsin, only half of all the adults with serious psychological distress received mental health treatment or medication."
Two-thirds of Wisconsinites receiving unemployment checks "are not required to search for work due to current work search exemptions."
"You can't bring an iPad or a piece of paper and a pencil in the (Wisconsin Assembly) gallery to take notes of what's going on," but "you can bring a gun up there."
"Nobody in total is proposing cutting anything. We’re trying to reduce the rate of growth in government."
Says she heard more than 2,400 cases as a Wisconsin appeals court judge
The Milwaukee County Board’s staff grew from four workers to 38 over four decades and now costs taxpayers "a lot more," while the total county workforce was more than cut in half in the same period.
"Nearly a quarter of all adults in this state have some college credit without a degree."
Since the federal Violence Against Women Act was adopted in 1994, "cases of domestic violence have fallen by 67 percent."
"Every day, 34 Americans are murdered with guns."
"One out of every four students fails to earn a high school diploma. In our major cities across America, half of our kids don’t graduate."
Democratic Party candidates for the state Assembly "actually received 200,000 more votes statewide" than their Republican counterparts in the 2012 election
When it comes to income taxes, Wisconsin is "one of the best places in the country to be poor" but "top 4 or 5 worst" for middle-income earners.
Says U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Baldwin "proposed a $3.9 trillion tax increase -- a tax increase so extreme" that "even Nancy Pelosi voted against it."
Says Barack Obama has pension investments that include Chinese firms, and "investments through a Caymans trust."
Says opponent U.S. Rep. Gwen Moore ‘is Wisconsin’s most absent member of Congress, missing nearly 17 percent of the House votes in the second quarter of 2012.’
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