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[Madison, Wis.] – On Tuesday, Scott Walker rallied with Republican Bryan Steil and supporters at Prent Corp. in Janesville to spotlight our record of results for Wisconsin taxpayers. The governor made clear that when it comes to taxes, Tony Evers’ policies are downright scary — threatening to take Wisconsin backward.
Read more from The Janesville Gazette Extra here or find excerpts below:
Walker fires shots at Evers, touts economy in Janesville
By Nate Jackson
The Janesville Gazette Extra
Gov. Scott Walker took shots at Democratic opponent Tony Evers on Tuesday morning in Janesville, calling Evers’ recent proposal to cut taxes a distraction.
“Tony Evers will raise taxes overall. There’s no doubt about it,” Walker said. “He should’ve introduced his plan on Halloween because he’s just masking the fact that his overall plan will raise taxes in this state.”
Walker appeared at Prent Corp. alongside Bryan Steil, the Republican in the 1st Congressional District race. He used the campaign stop to tout Wisconsin’s low unemployment rate and what he said was one of the highest rates of wage growth in the country.
Walker’s stop comes after Evers, the state’s school superintendent, proposed Sunday a 10 percent income tax cut for individuals making about $100,000 a year.
It also comes after Walker proposed two-thirds funding for schools Monday alongside former Gov. Tommy Thompson. Evers offered the same school funding proposal in August. …
In a brief speech, Steil celebrated Walker’s nearly eight-year tenure as governor, which he said led to economic reforms that encourage job growth and higher wages. Steil has not said if he would support raising the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour. Instead, he told reporters Tuesday he would lower taxes and allow businesses to compete as a means to increase pay. …
While Evers hasn’t ruled out raising the gas tax, his campaign has denied any intention to increase taxes with its recent proposal and says Walker is just flexing his campaign muscle. …