State Sen. Alberta Darling "voted to add more than $1 billion in additional spending" while cutting programs such as education and health care
An amendment inserted by lawmakers into the state budget "exempts scientific researchers from all state animal cruelty laws."
An iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin could operate for 100 years and generate billion of dollars in economic activity.
Assaults on Wisconsin law enforcement officers are up 224 percent statewide since 2005
"Two-thirds of Wisconsin corporations don't pay state income taxes."
"I’ve been through four campaigns and have not done any negative campaigning."
Milwaukee is "the most segregated city in America."
Says Chris Abele, opponent in Milwaukee County executive race, "failed to finish 3 separate colleges, dropping out all 3 times."
Says Jeff Stone = Scott Walker.
Says Milwaukee County Parks director Sue Black has not received a pay raise in five years.
"Eleven years ago, the city of Detroit lifted the residency requirement for police officers and today, 53 percent of officers live outside of the city. If we want the tax base of Milwaukee to resemble the tax base of Detroit, this is the way to go."
The state of Wisconsin pays plumbers, engineers and other attorneys "much, much more" than it pays attorneys to represent poor people.
Wisconsin state and local government workers pay "$500, $600 or in some cases, $1,000" per year in union dues.
If public employees don’t pay more for benefits starting April 1, 2011, "the equivalent" is 1,500 state employee layoffs by June 30, 2011 and 10,000 to 12,000 state and local government employee layoffs in the next two years.
At protests in Wisconsin against proposed collective bargaining changes, "phony sick notes (were) passed out to excuse striking union members."
"We’ve saved over $100 million of (health care) costs" in Milwaukee County. "I did that."
Says he "had to impose tougher cost controls on state employees than" any previous Wisconsin governor.
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