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stated on January 7, 2023 in a radio interview
“Fifty-one percent of our taxes are paid by 2% of New Yorkers.”
stated on November 24, 2021 in a tweet
“Norway spends about $30,000 per child on early childhood care, Finland spends $23,000, Germany $18,000” and the U.S. $500.
stated on September 9, 2021 in a debate
Under Mayor Byron Brown, “we’ve been defunding community centers, our pools were closed this summer, we’ve been defunding senior and youth services.”
stated on May 30, 2021 in a Twitter post
“Police budgets are at their highest they've ever been, there hasn’t actually been any defunding the police.”
stated on May 24, 2021 in an op-ed on CNBC
“New Haven, Conn., had to issue bonds for a bridge after using funds for that bridge to pay for a police misconduct settlement."
stated on April 19, 2021 in a speech
“If you look at some of these places that (reduced police funding), they’ve already seen crime go up."
stated on October 1, 2020 in a tweet
Says “Property crime rising in Austin. This is the kind of thing that happens when cities defund and deemphasize police. Residents are left to fend for themselves.”
stated on September 14, 2020 in an ad
Says Sara Gideon "voted to defund" the Freeport police "and gave the money to a nonprofit she helped run."
George P. Bush
stated on August 13, 2020 in a tweet
Says a video shared to his social media shows vehicles with broken windows in a parking garage used by state agencies in Texas on “the same night the City of Austin voted to cut $150 million” from the police department.”
stated on March 3, 2020 in a radio interview.
“Even Fairfax County doesn’t pay the kind of (school administration) salaries that Richmond is paying right now.”
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 October 10, 2019 in a tweet
"The City of Austin is dedicating more than $20,000 PER HOMELESS PERSON in Austin."
stated on October 7, 2019 in a statement to the press
Minneapolis "city government preemptively informed the Target Center that it would be responsible for $530,000 in security and other costs" related to a Trump rally, "more than 26 times the estimated security costs for a 2009 Target Center health care rally held by President Barack Obama."
Turning Point USA
stated on July 1, 2019 in a Facebook post
"San Francisco has spent $72.5 million this fiscal year cleaning up human waste and drug paraphernalia" and "there are more drug users on their public needle program than high school graduates."
stated on May 14, 2019 in a radio interview.
"Richmond was one of the only cities in the state that did not (increase) their real estate tax to those pre-recession rates."
stated on January 2, 2019 in a campaign ad
"As chairman of the City Colleges, I cut millions in waste and we cut property taxes."
stated on December 31, 2018 in a radio interview
"I took over the school district when it had a $1 billion structural deficit and left them with $1 billion in cash and 70,000 more students than they have today."
stated on August 8, 2018 in a news conference at the UAW 897 hall in Hamburg.
Says he’s a "small-town supervisor who has kept a balanced budget, who has increased surpluses, who has led us to the highest credit rating our town has ever had."
Texas Campaign for the Environment
stated on April 26, 2018 in a handout
Says most of Austin’s biggest parks have recycling though as "many as 293 out of 300" Austin city "parks have no recycling, including almost every neighborhood park."
stated on May 30, 2018 in a tweet
"One legislative Republican’s district gets almost all the school supply funding."