Being a homeowner is key
"Thanks to our reforms, the average family will have an extra $322 to spend."
For a certain type of income and to a certain level, yes
Says Glenn Grothman pushed through state tax credits that when phased in, "someone that owns a factory that produces millions in income" will pay "less tax than their nephew would if he worked full time at Taco Bell for minimum wage."
District's lawsuit enabled end run
Says Mary Burke’s Madison school district "will be the only school district left in the state" to "ignore the (Act 10) law" in the 2015-16 school year.
Early, yes, but some funding restored
Greater Wisconsin Committee
"Scott Walker cut school funding more per student than any governor in America."
In raw numbers, for last 12 months, yes.
In the latest jobs numbers Wisconsin "ranked third in the Midwest."
Accurately cites official figures, but they are an undercount
In 2012, there were nearly 12.2 million arrests and only 410 "uses of deadly force" by police in the United States.
Yes, but first budget cut tech school funding
Says he "invested over $100 million in worker training."
By one respected source
Wisconsin is "38th in the country in terms of proficiency standards" in student testing.
Yes, with shift to public employees (who also pay taxes)
Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion."
In 2006, compromise wasn't a dirty word
Says GOP primary opponents Glenn Grothman and Joe Leibham cast a "compromise vote that cost $788 million" in higher electricity costs.
China, Holland, Germany
"(Mary) Burke’s company," Trek Bicycles, "makes 99% of their bikes overseas."
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."
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