"Just picking a random number is not the way to achieve a goal. But the goal is to let businesses know we want them to be here, we want them to expand, we want them to be successful."
– Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett on Scott Walker’s pledge to create 250,000 new jobs if elected governor.
"Eight years ago they said it couldn’t be done in Milwaukee County either. Eight years ago they said we couldn’t elect a fiscal conservative. They said that we couldn’t take our government back, yet we’ve done that three times. …Saying it can’t be done? That’s not something that stands in my way.”
– Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker, defending his pledge.
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"It’s an effort by some Milwaukee legislators to again pass something quickly, when nobody sees it, and put their problems on to other communities."
– Steve Olson, an alderman from Franklin, opposing a state bill that would outlaw local restrictions on sex offender residency. Olson and other local officials opposed to the measure say it’s an effort to push Milwaukee’s sex offenders into the suburbs, while backers of the bill say current policy concentrates sex offenders in cities without restrictions and in rural areas.