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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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WAIT AND SEE: Industry cautiously optimistic about working with Evers administration

Contractors well know that governors can shape the regulations their industry is subject to not only by passing legislation but also re-interpreting laws already on the books.

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What to Watch: Walker’s battle tops busy ballot

Gov. Scott Walker, left, and his Democratic challenger Tony Evers in the general election in November. Walker and Evers are using proposals for the next state budget to score political points in their hotly contested race for governor. (Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Gov. Scott Walker faces the toughest battle of his political career. U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is trying to fend off a no-holds-barred Republican challenger. And Democrats are trying to seize the congressional seat now held by House Speaker Paul Ryan, which has been under Republican control for 23 years, as well as reclaim the majority in the state Senate and retake the attorney general's office after more than a decade of GOP control.

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