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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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Transportation officials looking past State of the State to first Evers’ budget (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers – flanked by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Caleb Frostman, Evers’ nominee for secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – speaks to reporters following a tour of the training organization WRTP/Big Step's Milwaukee offices on Monday. Evers, a Democrat, met with Republican lawmakers the following day to talk about his policy priorities, including bringing more transparency to the Foxonn project in Racine County. (Staff photo by Nate Beck)

New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is preparing to deliver his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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Unlike in some recent years, trades unions lining up behind Democrats this election (UPDATE)

Seven-figure donations from some of the most prominent Republican families in Wisconsin and throughout the country poured into Wisconsin in the final weeks of the state's governor's race, in which Gov. Scott Walker is battling for a third term.

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UNIONS UNITE: AFL-CIO conference gives Evers platform to talk roads, other priorities

The Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers addresses a crowd during the Wisconsin AFL-CIO's annual convention in Milwaukee on Tuesday while Phil Neuenfeldt, past president of the labor union, and Stephanie Bloomingdale, the current president, welcome him. (Staff photo by Nate Beck)

Embattled Wisconsin labor unions think they would see an end to union-busting policies if Wisconsin were governed by the Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers, who is challenging Gov. Scott Walker this fall — and are spending big to help him get there.

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