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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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‘Scott-Holes’ campaign targets voters already upset over state’s roads

A banner image appearing across the top of scottholes.com, a website maintained by the group Safe Transportation Over Politics. The site features dozens of submitted photographs showing crumbling roads in various parts of the state.

With many likely voters anxious about the condition of Wisconsin roads, a group tied to the largest construction union in the state is skewering Gov. Scott Walker over infrastructure spending in a series of election-cycle ads.

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Mitchell’s lead in union cash doesn’t result in support in polls

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell addresses high school seniors at his alma mater, Delavan-Darien High School, in Delavan in March. Mitchell, head of a state firefighters union, won the endorsement of the Wisconsin AFL-CIO on Thursday. He is one of nine top-tier Democrats running in the Aug. 14 primary. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File)

The Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell has the backing of a bevy of state and national union groups — and the campaign cash to prove it — unlike his opponents in an eight-person race to challenge Gov. Scott Walker this fall.

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Unions credit economy for increased membership in Wisconsin, US (UPDATE)

Union official are not surprised by new federal data suggesting that union membership increased in the state last year, and say the country's strong economy has helped them thrive amid a slew of laws meant to weaken their power.

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