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Evers promises clean drinking water; what now?

Gov. Tony Evers pledged in his State of the State address to clean up drinking water in Wisconsin, promising to work to replace lead pipes throughout the state and improve well-water quality during what he deemed the year of clean drinking water. Here's a look at the extent of water pollution in Wisconsin, how lawmakers are dealing with it and Evers' promise:

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Trades respond to Evers’ first State of the State address (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers addresses a joint session of the Wisconsin Legislature in the Assembly chambers during the Governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol on Tuesday. Behind Evers stands Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Tyler August, left, R-Lake Geneva, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, and Senate President Roger Roth, R-Appleton. (AP Photo/Andy Manis)

Gov. Tony Evers, in his first State of the State speech Tuesday, called on the Republican-controlled Legislature to scale back a corporate-tax credit to pay for reducing income taxes, make sacrifices to find a bipartisan transportation plan and work together to bolster spending for schools.

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