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Gov. Scott Walker Defends Manufacturing Credit

Gov. Scott Walker is defending a tax break for manufacturers and farmers which his opponent Democrat Tony Evers wants to repeal. Gov. Scott Walker is defending a tax break for manufacturers and farmers which his opponent Democrat Tony Evers wants to repeal. |  Photo: WDIO, File

Associated Press
Created: October 09, 2018 08:37 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker is defending a tax break for manufacturers and farmers that his opponent Democrat Tony Evers wants to repeal.

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Walker touted the manufacturing and agriculture tax credit during a speech at a meeting of the state chamber of commerce Tuesday.

Walker signed the tax credit at issue into law. It virtually eliminates the tax on income from manufacturing activity in Wisconsin.

Walker says repealing the tax credit would wipe out progress made to bring back manufacturing jobs.

Evers' spokeswoman Britt Cudaback says Wisconsin's economy may be working for wealthy corporate interests, but not families. Evers has said eliminating it would help to make the state's tax system fairer for working class people.

Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers is touting his plan to reduce the cost of prescription drugs with a pair of new television ads.

Evers on Tuesday unveiled the ads featuring people talking about their struggles to pay for medicine they need. In one , a woman from Oconomowoc says she can't afford a pill that costs $200 a day that can help her fight kidney disease. In another , a woman from Onalaska with breast cancer says the cost of health care in Wisconsin is "absolutely outrageous."

Evers released a plan Monday designed to reduce prescription drug costs by creating a new state board to review price hikes and fine drug makers for excessive increases, expanding the SeniorCare program and reducing state expenses on prescription drug purchases.

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