Statements about States
A Wisconsin bill to limit use of food stamps for junk food would also "prevent -- or limit -- the extent to which" food stamps could be used for organic foods.
University of Wisconsin System's reserves are in the "mid- to low-range" of comparable university systems.
Says a state bill checks the spending habits of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors by "bringing it in line with other county boards around the state."
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."
"You can't bring an iPad or a piece of paper and a pencil in the (Wisconsin Assembly) gallery to take notes of what's going on," but "you can bring a gun up there."
Wisconsin state lawmakers worked seven days in 2012 but got "paid for a whole year."
"In Minnesota, well over 6,200 election-day registrations from 2008 proved fraudulent."
"Our pension system is the only one in the country that’s 100 percent funded."
"If lawmakers fail to avert the fiscal cliff, 18 percent of the federal money that is sent to the states will be eliminated."
A study showed that President Barack Obama’s health-care reforms will "devastate Wisconsin" by pushing people off employer-sponsored insurance, driving up premiums, increasing dependency and making 122,000 people ineligible for Medicaid.
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 21,000 Wisconsin residents got jobs in 2011, but "18,000 of them" were in other states.
A new college tuition reciprocity agreement with Minnesota "makes college education more affordable for Wisconsin residents."
Says Wisconsin state Senate President Michael Elllis (R-Neenah) broke Senate rules during debate on a photo ID bill for voters.
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