Statements about State Finances
The Milwaukee County Board approved a reform package by a 15-3 vote, "meaning Board Supervisors’ salaries will be cut by 20 percent" and "the Board’s budget will be cut by 50 percent."
"The vast majority of our public school students are receiving less state support than their private voucher peers."
Under Gov. Scott Walker’s public-school budgets, "a student entering kindergarten will not enjoy the same state investment in his or her education as those that came before them until they are graduating from high school."
"Our pension system is the only one in the country that’s 100 percent funded."
"Faculty salaries at UW System institutions have now fallen more than 18 percent below the national average."
"If lawmakers fail to avert the fiscal cliff, 18 percent of the federal money that is sent to the states will be eliminated."
When it comes to income taxes, Wisconsin is "one of the best places in the country to be poor" but "top 4 or 5 worst" for middle-income earners.
In Massachusetts under Mitt Romney, "unemployment went down, household incomes went up," and the state "saw its credit rating upgraded."
"Household income in America has gone down for families an average of $4,000 in the last four years" while it " went up $5,000" under Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts
Says Gov. Scott Walker "raises the pay of inmates, but we don't raise the pay of staff in our correctional institutions."
By eliminating the public intervenor’s office, "I was the first one to fire Kathleen Falk."
The Wisconsin Retirement System for public employees is "a self-funded pension plan" and "it’s the money of the workers’ that funds it."
Says Gov. Scott Walker made "draconian cuts" to public safety budgets that put police officers at "greater risk of harm."
Says Scott Walker enacted "the biggest cuts to education in our state’s history."
Says that as Wisconsin governor he "never raised taxes."
Says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker "slashed" pensions and benefits for public employees.
Gov. Scott Walker received a $7,300 pay raise.
Says some Wisconsin state employee contracts "gave some employees $4 for bringing in their own lunch."
Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to freeze pay for state employees includes a 5.4 percent raise for himself.
On using Gov. Scott Walker’s collective-bargaining limits to help balance the city of Milwaukee budget
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