The Republican Party has not won a presidential election without either a Bush or a Nixon on the ticket since 1928.
After some 24 years, this allocation is on a single track
Federal officials declared that grant funds "could be used only for Milwaukee's streetcar project," meaning it "isn’t possible" to redirect the money to "other modes of public transportation or to our public schools."
He saved $118 over last year
"My property taxes went down largely because my technical college portion went down 35.5% because of the money we put in at state."
A sad fact
At the 50 Milwaukee schools serving "at least 80% African-American and at least 80% low income" students, the reading proficiency is 8%.
Right on both counts
Wisconsin is below the national average in wage growth and job growth.
One reason: artificial insemination
"Turkeys today weigh 29.8 pounds. In the ‘30s, they weighed 13.2 pounds."
2012 recall vote was higher
"The president of the United States came in the Tuesday before the election in a ward that went 99% for him in the last election and they couldn't even (increase) the vote there."
Faster growth in number of business locations
Since I took office, "Wisconsin ranks 11th in the nation in total business establishment growth compared to 47th in the years Mary Burke was Commerce secretary."
HQs are a long way from hometowns
"Miller Brewing is not a U.S. company any more. Neither is Anheuser-Busch."
It’s half a mountain now
"We cut our deficits by more than half."
Slower to recover from recession than neighbors
"Wisconsin’s dead last in Midwest job growth."
Better lately, but longer view not kind to state
Wisconsin is "dead last in income growth" among midwestern states during Gov. Scott Walker’s term.
Brewing success with an all-local plan
New Glarus Brewing Co.’s Spotted Cow is available only in Wisconsin.
Hiring pace lags departures
Under Mayor Tom Barrett, the number of Milwaukee police officers "has not increased."
By this measure, Milwaukee matches up
The Milwaukee Police Department has seized nearly as many firearms this year as the much larger New York City Police Department.
Wages, property income, government assistance all up
"Wisconsin is #1 in the Midwest for personal income growth over the year."
Clarke stands by his position
Greater Wisconsin Committee
Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. advised citizens to "point that barrel center mass and pull the trigger" because "911 is not our best option."
He’ll have to make history to be His Honor
"There has never been an alderman who has defeated an incumbent mayor in the history of this great city."
Republican votes helped put it over the top
Wisconsin was the "first state to ban public and private sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation."
State refused requests, then allowed security to drop
Before the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, "the State Department not only failed to honor repeated requests for additional security, but instead actually reduced security in Libya."
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