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Evers wants to increase gas taxes, reinstate prevailing wages

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers arrives for his state budget at the State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Evers' first state budget spells out his spending priorities for the next two years.  (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Gas taxes would increase but the cost to fill up could actually drop, Wisconsin's right-to-work law would be repealed and its former prevailing-wage requirements reinstated and income taxes would be cut for the middle class, all under Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' first budget.

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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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