OK, here’s the deal: If I had taken $100 from you in 2010 and over the next eight years returned $80, would you feel shortchanged? In simple terms, that’s what our “education governor” has done to public schools.

Editor’s note: U.S. Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., spoke about “fake news” Jan. 17 on the Senate floor. Below is a transcript — edited in length — of his prepared remarks (Mr. President refers to the Senate’s presiding officer):

This week marks the 75th anniversary of the attacks on Pearl Harbor. The events of Pearl Harbor had a lasting impact on America - both in the lives of the brave men who were there that day and on our country.

The interpretation of losing money, or politician’s cutting spending, has always fascinated me. My first experience of the interpretation of losing money was in the early 70’s. I was working for a company in the midst of a labor dispute over wages. The company’s reluctance to increase wages …

UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt recently released some troubling, though not surprising, information detailing the consequences of the latest round of reductions in statewide support for public higher education in Wisconsin.

Financial education is a passion for me. It comes from personal experience. From the age of 18 until my late 20s, I dug myself quite a financial hole. It took over six years to climb out of that mess.

John Behling, vice president of the UW System Board of Regents, believes the proposed new tenure policy is necessary to provide greater “accountability.” This suggests tenured professors are insufficiently accountable.

The Sunday, Jan. 24, Leader-Telegram (Page 3C) had an article titled “Services lift economy.” It was accompanied by two graphs, one showing “services,” the other showing “manufacturing.”