Walker, Evers use budget proposals to score political points

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Tony Evers are using proposals for the next state budget to score political points in their hotly contested race for governor.

Monday was the deadline for state agencies to submit their requests for funding, the first step in a months-long process of enacting the next state budget.

Whoever is governor in 2019 will use those requests as the starting point for submitting a budget plan to the Legislature, which is supposed to pass it by July 1.

Walker's office Monday highlighted some of the proposals, including a tax credit for Wisconsin college graduates that Walker has already used in a campaign ad.

As state superintendent, Evers is seeking a 10 percent funding increase for Wisconsin schools.