Statements about Transportation
Because of Gov. Scott Walker’s budgeting, a greater percentage of general fund tax dollars is "going to pay off debt than ever before in our history."
"Minnesota, Michigan, Iowa already have 70 mph" speed limits on rural interstates, and "we see that they’ve been able to do it safely."
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson voted to let oil and gas companies emit "unlimited carbon pollution into our air"
Wisconsin’s criminal threshold for drunken-driving is "way out of line" with "states surrounding us," which "have the second offense as a felony."
A 0.05 standard for drunken driving means having a glass of wine at dinner could make a person drunk.
"Demand for public transportation is reaching record levels in Wisconsin."
"75 percent of the (air traffic control) towers the Obama Administration is closing are located in Republican Congressional Districts."
"Taxes and fees amount to about 20 percent of a typical $300 round-trip domestic ticket. That’s higher than taxes on products like alcohol, tobacco and firearms."
"We have more natural gas than Saudi Arabia has oil."
"With the auto rescue," President Barack Obama "saved more than 1 million middle-class jobs all across America," including more than 28,000 in Wisconsin.
Says U.S. Senate opponent Eric Hovde "supported billions in stimulus for high-speed rail" and "billions more to bail out banks."
Says U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy is among seven "Tea Party freshmen" who "spent an average of $15,000 on cars for themselves."
Since President Barack Obama took office, "you have 1,700 employees just at the Department of Transportation" earning over $170,000.
Says Tom Barrett plans "to spend $100 million on a trolley that goes barely two miles on the east side of Milwaukee."
Says Milwaukee County buses are no less safe now than a year or two ago.
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.
On federal stimulus money for expanding rail service.
Milwaukee lost the headquarters for MillerCoors because the area lacks good transit.
Mitchell International Airport is the "the third busiest airport in the world and the number one busiest in the country."
"I never proposed privatizing the (Milwaukee County) airport."
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