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."
Position was clear only at one point
On Common Core education standards
The times they have changed
Polls on legalizing same-sex marriage "are not dramatically changing."
More of a catalyst than a throwback
The streetcar project planned by Mayor Tom Barrett would be a "1900s style trolley."
An apples and oranges mix
Milwaukee "incarcerates 1.2% of white men" and has "incarcerated over 50% of black men in their 30s."
Just about what he said
Says Mitch McConnell credits Republicans "for recent economic improvements" even though they took control of the Senate only "days ago."
Young, but not that young
The Milwaukee Bucks are "actually younger than the Marquette team."
"Saved" is misleading
"The difference over the (previous) four years between where things were headed and where we brought them to over the last four years is a total of $816 in saved property tax money."
Risk less than suggested
Under the "cromnibus" law, taxpayers must guarantee "incredibly risky" derivatives deals made by the nation's largest banks.
Not permanent as in forever
Two-thirds of the federal budget is "permanent law ... it's permanently appropriated."
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."
Dealbreaker for some, way down the list for others
"Site selectors who decide where businesses expand or relocate shun closed shop states like Wisconsin in favor of Right to Work states like Iowa, Indiana and Michigan."
Maybe for a small group.
"A single parent with a couple kids can easily get $35,000 a year" in public assistance in Wisconsin.
On timing of right to work legislation
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%.
Other factors larger
"We've had the lowest health care inflation in history because of Obamacare."
In 2013, yes
"We’re borrowing 20% of (the federal) budget."
On taxin' and spendin', advantage Wisconsin
"Wisconsin’s state budget is almost twice as large per person as the state budget of Texas, and even after billions in tax cuts, Wisconsin’s working families and businesses remain subject to a heavy tax burden."
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."
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