Surplus for now; deficits looming
"Wisconsin does not have a deficit. Thanks to Republican reforms, the 2014 budget will begin with a $443 million surplus."
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.
HQs are a long way from hometowns
"Miller Brewing is not a U.S. company any more. Neither is Anheuser-Busch."
Early, yes, but some funding restored
"Scott Walker cut school funding more per student than any governor in America."
It’s half a mountain now
"We cut our deficits by more than half."
Many of these “friends” give to both sides
"Scott Walker gave Wisconsin job creation money to his cronies: corporate friends who contributed to his campaigns" and got $570 million in job-development incentives
Slower to recover from recession than neighbors
"Wisconsin’s dead last in Midwest job growth."
In raw numbers, for last 12 months, yes.
In the latest jobs numbers Wisconsin "ranked third in the Midwest."
It's available to regular folks, too
"Scott Walker has given a $10,000 tax deduction to millionaires who send their kids to exclusive private schools."
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.
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.
Falls are number one
Heroin and prescription opioids are "the number one cause of accidental or preventable death in Wisconsin."
Brewing success with an all-local plan
New Glarus Brewing Co.’s Spotted Cow is available only in Wisconsin.
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."
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."
Not how the system works
"Kids coming from an affluent background" are "taking advantage of all these student loan programs and grants" while many middle-class families with no connection to college are picking up the tab.
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