Statements about City Government
Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year."
"The Legislature passed Gov. Walker’s so-called property tax relief bill," but the Republicans "are still raising your property taxes."
Among the nation’s 51 largest metropolitan areas, Milwaukee is the "only one" where the poverty rate is more than "four times greater in the city than it is in the suburbs."
On residency requirements for public workers
A state report’s "projection is that approximately half of public employees" would live outside municipal boundaries in a decade if the state bans local residency requirements.
Among Milwaukee Public Schools students, "86 percent are behind in reading and 80 percent are behind in math."
Says U.S. Senate rival Eric Hovde "refused to pay his property taxes until he was taken to court."
Says Gov. Scott Walker made "draconian cuts" to public safety budgets that put police officers at "greater risk of harm."
Says Tom Barrett plans "to spend $100 million on a trolley that goes barely two miles on the east side of Milwaukee."
"No one on my staff has ever been charged with a crime."
Because of voter fraud, Republican candidates "need to do a point or two better" to win statewide elections in Wisconsin.
Says Democratic recall opponent Tom Barrett is campaigning on "lifting property tax" limits.
Outside of recall elections, "there's never been a public official removed from office" in Wisconsin "for anything but malfeasance in office."
Milwaukee’s police chief can fire officers "for basically no cause."
Says he has exposed plans by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to push legislation that would allow the state to declare financial martial law and take over municipal governments.
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