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Walker makes charges against Evers in meeting with La Crosse backers



Plagiarism is the latest charge being made by Gov. Scott Walker against his Democratic opponent, Tony Evers.

Late last week, news reports said that the state school superintendent took parts of his education budget from other places without giving credit.

Walker brought up the plagiarism charge in a campaign stop in La Crosse on Sunday.

“That’s their most important document for two years and we found out on Friday that major portions of what he presented this year from his budget  the thing he’s been running on  were plagiarized word for word, in some cases directly from wikipedia of all places,” Walker said.

Walker again criticized Evers for saying that he would consider all sorts of tax increases to pay for state services, including a hike in the gas tax.

“Raising the gas tax by as much as a dollar a gallon,” Walker claimed. “For a family in this state with two vehicles, that would be $1,200 a year. That would be devastating.”

Evers has denied both the gas tax claim and the plagiarism charge.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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