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DGA Attack Ad Targets Walker Health Care Policy

Evers said he is open to raising taxes in a "reasonable" way.

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Madelaine Pisani
Sept. 21, 2018, 11:25 a.m.

The DGA “is hitting Gov. Scott Walker (R) for not taking federal aid to expand Medicaid, saying in a new TV ad he turned down the money to avoid hurting his presidential bid. … The spot, through the group A Stronger Wisconsin, is part of an ongoing seven-figure buy that is running statewide, according to the DGA.” (Wisconsin Politics)

FUNDRAISING. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) sent out a fundraising email for state schools Superintendent Tony Evers (D) on Thursday.

Warren: “I’m writing to you today to let you know that I am all in! I’m proud to support Tony Evers’ campaign to defeat Scott Walker and get Wisconsin back on track. This is one of the most important races in the country, and it’s critical that Tony wins.” (release)

HIGHER TAXES. “Evers said Thursday he wanted to raise income taxes on the wealthy in order to provide working families a break, feeding into attacks from … Walker and his allies who are warning of tax hikes and economic failure under Evers.”

Evers: “It will be our goal to keep taxes reasonable in the state of Wisconsin. We want to make sure working people in the state of Wisconsin get a break, but the bottom line is budgeting has always been about priorities. This is no different."

“Evers also repeated that all options for road funding, including raising gas taxes, would be considered as part of a plan to bring Republicans and Democrats together. But he rejected the allegation from Walker that he would consider raising the gas tax as much as $1 per gallon. ... Walker has ruled out raising gas taxes without a corresponding tax cut elsewhere. Evers also supports eliminating a manufacturing and agriculture tax credit Walker signed into law, noting 93 percent of the benefit goes to taxpayers who make more than $250,000 a year." (AP)

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