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Tony Evers says he has no intention of raising taxes during campaign in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers was in Eau Claire on Thursday as part of the final push before the November election.

Evers fought back against the idea he’ll raise taxes, while he continued his ‘Tour for Change’ school bus tour of the state. Evers said he would lower income taxes by 10 percent, for 86 percent of Wisconsinites.

“We’re going to bring people together and find solutions,” Evers said. “I would prefer not to raise the gas tax. I’m certainly not raising the gas tax a dollar. It’s the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever heard. No one believes that except for Scott Walker.”

In the past, Evers told News 18 everything was on the table when it comes to raising taxes. Evers’ stop on Thursday was also used to encourage college students to get out and vote, challenging each student to find five people to bring to the polls. Republican Thomas Rocque, UW-Eau Claire student, said every student’s vote matters.

“People don’t realize how important politics are,” Rocque said. “They just think it’s something people fight about. In reality, it’s every aspect of your life from the roads you drive on, the schools you attend, the military, health care, everything is politics. So, it matters so much more than people really understand.”

Early absentee voting ends on Friday.

Shannon Hoyt

Shannon Hoyt started out as an intern in August 2017, moving to a full-time multi-media journalist and weekend anchor before becoming Daybreak anchor and now our 6 and 10 p.m. co-anchor.

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