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stated on December 31, 2019 in social media posts
"California's Attorney General, Xavier Becerra is putting together plans to raise property tax revenue by eliminating the only thing keeping some people's property tax from sky rocketing, Prop 13."
stated on September 6, 2018 in a campaign ad
Says Aftab Pureval is "lying" about his office’s "$400,000 projected deficit."
stated on May 1, 2018 in an interview on The Capital Pressroom
Marc Molinaro "has cut taxes, his budget now is lower than it was six years ago" in Dutchess County
stated on October 23, 2017 in a mailer advocating voter approval of Travis County bond propositions
"The Travis County propositions will not raise your taxes! If you are 65 or older, your property taxes are frozen."
stated on June 5, 2017 in an interview
When he was Milwaukee County executive, "eight years in a row we pushed through budgets that did not increase the tax levy from the previous year."
stated on May 18, 2017 in an interview
Says David Clarke reduced the number of Milwaukee County sheriff's deputies "from about 700 and something to 300 and something."
stated on March 21, 2017 in an interview
"As chairman of the Fulton board of commissioners, I turned a $100 million deficit into a balanced budget."
Bill de Blasio
stated on November 18, 2016 in a WNYC interview
On Donald Trump’s plan to cut federal funding to sanctuary cities, "because of a decision by the Supreme Court, no president's in a position to cut off funding across the board. It has to be very specific to the matter at hand."
stated on September 28, 2016 in
Says Democratic challenger for his N.C. House seat "raised taxes on clothing, school supplies – even baby diapers!"
stated on October 17, 2016 in his campaign website
Says he’s "taken an 8% pay decrease in each of the nine years he has been in office."
stated on March 3, 2016 in an interview
The Mitchell Park Domes "lose about $1 million-plus every year" and "the number of people going to the Domes has been going down."
stated on February 18, 2016 in a Facebook post
Says Travis County Commissioner Gerald Daugherty "claims to have taken a pay cut, but for 2016, he voted to raise his salary by 19.6 percent."
Wisconsin Working Families Party
stated on January 15, 2016 in a direct mail flier
Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele spent "$100,000 of taxpayer money on a new luxury SUV."
stated on January 7, 2016 in a Facebook post
Says Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele "once proposed a plan to end county funding to homeless shelters."
stated on November 17, 2015 in a statement
Since 2008, Gwinnett County’s population has grown 15 percent, while the county government staff has increased only 1 percent.
stated on November 2, 2015 in a TV ad
Says he balanced the Milwaukee County budget "without raising taxes five years in a row."
stated on August 23, 2015 in TV interview
"The cost of fire in Rhode Island is anywhere from 33 percent to 100 percent more expensive than anywhere else we could find."
stated on June 30, 2015 in mass email
Cobb County businesses have already been awarded contracts worth $250 million on construction of a new Braves stadium.
stated on June 2, 2015 in a press release
"Our reserves are now in much better shape than they were just a few years ago."
stated on January 22, 2015 in the 2015 State of the County address
DeKalb County has graduated five police academies and three fire academies to help reach its ambitious hiring goals in both departments.