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."
A public square under a very large dome
"The Capitol rotunda was actually made to invite the people in and to accommodate protests."
Unlikely at the moment, but it is possible
"Drone technology now allows an individual to be recorded in their homes by drones as small as birds and immediately uploaded to the internet."
The official number-crunchers say it adds up
"Once our Blueprint for Prosperity is signed into law, we will have delivered $2 billion" in tax relief.
In fatal accidents, first timers common
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
"A majority of drunk driving deaths and injuries are caused by drunk driving offenders with no prior convictions."
Our throwback winter doesn't reverse a trend
As a result of climate change, ice fishermen in Wisconsin "are already noticing fewer days they can be out on our ice covered lakes."
Official tally, which uses expansive definition of green, confirms the claim
"Over 3 million Americans are employed in the growing green-collar workforce," which is more than the number "of people working in the fossil fuel industry."
Pretty big turnaround from Great Recession
Democratic Party of Wisconsin
"The national economic recovery has led to higher than expected tax revenues and projected budget surpluses in nearly every state in the nation, including Wisconsin."
Federal government covers all costs
Members of the military don’t "contribute toward their pension."
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