Latest Fact-checksTom Barrett Save Our City, Milwaukeeans Can't Wait stated on July 7, 2017 in a recall filing: Says Tom Barrett "has directed that tens of millions of City of Milwaukee tax dollars be used for the construction of a downtown trolley at the expense of: health and public safety; repair and replacement of public infrastructure; public education; and, job creation and economic development." Bob Donovan stated on January 29, 2016 in a Facebook post: "This is the true picture of ‘Milwaukee's Renaissance’ after 12 years of Mayor Tom Barrett's leadership." Bob Donovan stated on July 29, 2014 in an interview: Under Mayor Tom Barrett, the number of Milwaukee police officers "has not increased." Robin Vos stated on May 30, 2014 in a radio interview: "In the city of Milwaukee, we’ve still got a mayor and a police chief who are furloughing police officers at a time when we have violence all across the city." David A. Clarke Jr. stated on May 19, 2014 in a news release: Milwaukee has seen "an uptick in violence" since 2010, and "the only period of calm we get is when winter sets in." David A. Clarke Jr. stated on January 31, 2014 in an interview: Says Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is responsible for the roughly $7,800 "I pay in property taxes per year." Scott Walker stated on May 31, 2012 in a debate: Says Tom Barrett plans "to spend $100 million on a trolley that goes barely two miles on the east side of Milwaukee." National Rifle Association stated on May 16, 2012 in a radio ad: Says Tom Barrett "voted to ban 15 different kinds of guns, even a lot of common deer rifles." Scott Walker stated on May 7, 2012 in a TV ad: Says Democratic recall opponent Tom Barrett is campaigning on "lifting property tax" limits. AFSCME stated on April 7, 2012 in a letter to members: In labor negotiations with city employees, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett "demanded concessions that went beyond those mandated" by Gov. Scott Walker’s collective bargaining law Republican Governors Association stated on April 29, 2012 in a television ad: Mayor Tom Barrett’s policies drove unemployment up 27 percent in Milwaukee, pushing it to "one of America’s 10 worst cities for unemployment." AFSCME stated on April 3, 2012 in a web site posting: Says gubernatorial recall candidate Tom Barrett supported passage of Gov. Scott Walker’s bill stripping collective bargaining of state employees. Republican Governors Association stated on March 22, 2012 in a website alert: "In his very first budget, (Milwaukee) Mayor Tom Barrett broke his pledge to keep a lid on property taxes and has continued increasing taxes and fees ever since." Club for Growth stated on January 4, 2012 in a billboard ad: "Mayor Barrett saved Milwaukee $25 million, thanks to Gov. Walker’s reforms." Milwaukee Police Association stated on March 9, 2011 in a newspaper ad: Says it has offered $12 million in savings through 2011 and $184 million in savings over the next 25 years in contract negotiations with the City of Milwaukee. Scott Walker stated on October 22, 2010 in a campaign TV ad: "In Congress Tom Barrett voted to allow abortions through the ninth month, just moments before the baby is born." Rebecca Kleefisch stated on October 13, 2010 in a campaign TV ad: Says "Tom Barrett supports a government takeover of our health care" Republican Governors Association stated on September 16, 2010 in a series of campaign TV ads: Tom Barrett "voted for the largest tax increase in history ... raising taxes on gas and Social Security." Scott Walker stated on August 11, 2010 in campaign news releases in the wake of sewage dumping: "Since being elected, (Tom Barrett) has dumped 8.2 billion gallons of raw sewage into Lake Michigan." Barack Obama stated on August 16, 2010 in a speech at a campaign fund-raiser for Tom Barrett's gubernatorial campaign: Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett "has held the line on property taxes."