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Judge Declines to Say Whether Regulation Law Pertains to Evers

Mitchell is calling for a gas tax increase to pay for road projects.

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Nia Prater
Feb. 7, 2018, 11:13 a.m.

“A judge refused Tuesday to declare that a new law requiring state agencies to get Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s approval before writing regulations applies to state schools Superintendent Tony Evers (D), saying that’s a question for the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

“Republicans have been trying to strip the superintendent position of its power to unilaterally write regulations for decades. The push has taken on more intensity since Evers … declared he’s running against Walker this fall. He’s one of nine Democrats challenging the governor.” (AP)

TAX MAN. Firefighters Union President Mahlon Mitchell (D) is calling for an increase of the gas tax in the state to pay for road projects. Mitchell: “I’m just a realist. You have to do something, you have to create more revenue, and there’s only a couple ways to do that.” (Madison Capital Times)

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