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On first day of general election campaign, Walker lays out plan to keep college grads in Wisconsin; Evers accuses governor of broken promisesSubmitted: 08/15/2018
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

On first day of general election campaign, Walker lays out plan to keep college grads in Wisconsin; Evers accuses governor of broken promises
SCHOFIELD - Scott Walker believes four new proposals will carry him to a third term as governor this fall.

On Tuesday night, Walker learned his general election opponent will be state school superintendent Tony Evers, who beat seven other candidates in the Democratic primary.

On Wednesday, Walker tried to turn the attention back to himself with a new policy agenda at a rally in Schofield.

Walker's boldest plan is to give money to college graduates choosing to stay in Wisconsin. Graduates of two- and four-year schools could get up to $5,000 in tax credits if they stay in the state for five years after leaving school.


"We think there's a really exceptionally stark contrast in this race between me and Tony Evers," Walker said. "I believe the policies that Tony Evers talked about during the campaign in the primary would be a giant step backwards."

Walker also wants to expand youth apprenticeships to seventh and eighth graders and give tax credits to senior citizens and families using child care.

Evers said today he doesn't pay much attention to Walker's plans.

"He's had all sorts of promises that he hasn't kept for the last eight years. In fact, he's spent most of his time breaking those promises," Evers said. "Whatever he's proposing right now pales as compared to the destruction he's done for the people of Wisconsin."

Evers accused Walker of making decisions benefiting himself and his wealthy donors.

Walker said he would welcome President Trump to Wisconsin to support his campaign. But doesn't believe opinions on Trump will impact his race against Evers much.

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