Latest Mostly True Fact-checks in County Government Mike McCabe stated on May 21, 2017 in an interview: "When you look at all the state and local taxes we pay in Wisconsin, the wealthiest 1 percent pay the lowest overall tax rate." Chris Larson stated on November 22, 2015 in an interview: The Milwaukee County executive can sell the public "museum, the airport and the zoo" -- all on his own, without County Board approval Scott Walker stated on July 21, 2014 in a news article: Says his "Act 10 reforms" have "saved the taxpayers some $3 billion." Facebook posts stated on July 27, 2014 in a meme on social media: "97 percent of the 100 poorest counties in America are in red states." John Chisholm stated on June 2, 2014 in a letter: Says Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has "deputies collecting overtime while sitting passively in chairs watching courthouse security personnel work." John Albers stated on June 14, 2014 in In an emai to constituents: It would be illegal for the Fulton County Commission to raise the county tax rate. Deborah Kafoury stated on April 15, 2014 in a campaign website statement: "When Deborah took office, the (Sellwood Bridge) project had languished for years, with only $11 million in funds. With her leadership the remaining funding was secured that got the project moving forward." Wayne Thorburn stated on January 8, 2014 in an opinion column in the Austin American-Statesman: Nearly 90% of Travis County government races will be settled by the time of the Democratic primary. Mark Harris stated on July 20, 2013 in an interview: "I’ve got the spending down, I’ve got the debt down a little bit, I’ve got the reserves up." Joe Sanfelippo stated on April 10, 2013 in legislative testimony: 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." Chris Abele stated on January 18, 2013 in an interview: The Milwaukee County Board’s staff grew from four workers to 38 over four decades and now costs taxpayers "a lot more," while the total county workforce was more than cut in half in the same period.