Statements about State Budget
"We wiped out a $3.6 billion deficit without raising taxes."
Says Wisconsin Democrats during the previous administration adopted "double-digit tax increases."
"Mayor Barrett saved Milwaukee $25 million, thanks to Gov. Walker’s reforms."
Scott Walker’s school-aid cuts were so devastating that students are without chairs and a government survey found 47 kids in a classroom.
State budget cuts for local schools resulted in "nearly 4,000 educator layoffs"
"The overwhelming number" of school districts reported their staff stayed the same or grew after the 2011-’13 state budget
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "slashed" pensions and benefits for public employees.
A recall election for Wisconsin governor would cost "$7.7 million -- $7.7 million that may already be allocated to merit raises for teachers or health care for the poor or school books for your kids."
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s "actions are directly responsible for killing at least 15,000 jobs."
"During my tenure as governor, Wisconsin’s overall tax burden went DOWN."
Says he never called teachers "thugs" and has said nothing but "great things" about them during the fight over his curbs on unions
"Republicans enacted the most drastic cuts to K-12 public schools of any state in the nation."
Wisconsin's new state budget includes "a 15 percent increase for road construction and yet we’ve got local towns tearing up" paved roads and replacing them with gravel.
"Wisconsin is broke," and "state government is $3 billion in debt."
One Wisconsin school district "is so worried about losing state funding that it has stopped giving milk to elementary school kids during snack time."
"I asked the unions to pay into their own health care insurance ... and they said I was being unreasonable. I requested that they contribute toward their own pensions ... and they screamed it was unfair."
A new college tuition reciprocity agreement with Minnesota "makes college education more affordable for Wisconsin residents."
Democrats in the Legislature in 2009 voted for various "pork projects" including "a $5 million scoreboard for the Milwaukee Bucks."
Public-employee unions spent $30 million in Wisconsin unsuccessfully trying to flip the state Senate to Democratic control.
The 2009-11 state budget that Democrats approved left Wisconsin taxpayers $3.6 billion in debt.
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