Slate of Democratic Walker challengers speak at first candidates’ forum

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With almost all 10 of the Democratic candidates running for governor attending the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans’ annual Power Lunch Monday, Urban Milwaukee provides a rundown of what each contender had to say.

Evers releases campaign video titled “Walker’s First Broken Promise”

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Democratic candidate for Governor Tony Evers introduced an online video today highlighting Scott Walker’s broken campaign promise to create 250,000 jobs in his first term. It’s the first of a daily month-long countdown by Evers to shine a light on the real Walker economy, which benefits the rich and hurts Wisconsin’s shrinking middle class. > YouTube

Evers uses his State of Education address to call for adult leadership in the state

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State Superintendent Tony Evers used his annual state of education speech to hit on themes of his campaign for governor. Speaking Thursday in the state Capitol, Evers called for finding long-term solutions for road and education funding, while repeating the Democratic call to accept federal money to expand Medicaid. > WSAW Wausau

The early line on Dem guv candidates

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With more than a dozen Democrats announced or considering a run for the party’s nomination for governor against Scott Walker, let’s unapologetically do some horse race speculation. Here’s Dave Cieslewicz’s take on the eight candidates who seem to have the best chance of getting the nomination next August. > Isthmus

Wisconsin submits Evers’ Education Accountability Plan to Trump, DeVos

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Wisconsin has submitted a federally required school improvement plan to President Trump’s administration over objections from Gov. Walker and conservative groups that it doesn’t do enough to embrace innovative ideas, such as expanding private school choice programs. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has four months to review Wisconsin’s plan and is likely to approve it. > FOX 21 Superior

Walker and Evers clash over Wisconsin’s education plan

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Turning around failing public schools would fall to local school boards and communities, rather than outside operators or state-mandated recovery districts, under schools superintendent Tony Evers’ plan to comply with federal education law. Evers, who is challenging Gov. Walker in 2018, filed the plan just days after Walker announced he wouldn’t sign it. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

A primer on 2018’s candidates for governor

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The Badger Herald runs down all the contenders who have declared a run so far for governor in 2018. To date, there is one Republican challenger and six Democrats, dictating a summer primary before the November election.