Just as the issue has dominated the airwaves in the gubernatorial race, it's the subject of a new ad from Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Meanwhile, her opponent, Republican state Sen. Leah Vukmir, says Baldwin is spreading "lies" about her position on the issue.
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Evers took questions from reporters after delivering his annual "State of Education" speech in his capacity as state Superintendent of Public Instruction. During that speech, Evers said Wisconsin's priorities under Walker are "out of whack."
Shelia Stubbs, an African-American woman and a 12-year veteran of the Dane County Board of Supervisors, was knocking doors on Madison's west side when a resident called police to report her last month.
Baldwin's lead has grown by 9 points since last month's poll, which had her up by just 2 points among likely voters.
Evers' lead is just outside the poll's 4.4-point margin of error.
The $15.4 billion request, submitted by Evers on Monday, comes less than two months before Walker and Evers will meet on the ballot — and Evers' budget letter includes a swipe at the governor.
Gov. Scott Walker has promised people with pre-existing conditions won't be denied insurance coverage, even if the Affordable Care Act is eliminated. Tony Evers says Walker should pull Wisconsin out of a lawsuit challenging the federal law.
Walker is seeking a third term in November, fending off a challenge from Democratic state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers. The two will spar for the next two months over their records in public office and their visions for the future.