Gov. Evers stops at UW-La Crosse on campaign bus tour one week ahead of election

Gov. Evers supports increasing shared revenue

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – With one week before the election, Governor Tony Evers is on the campaign trail.

The democratic incumbent stopped at UW-La Crosse on Tuesday on his ‘Do The Right Thing’ bus tour.

The governor is running against Republican challenger Tim Michels.

Evers says, if he’s re-elected, he will work to raise shared revenue.

Shared revenue is the portion of tax money the state sends back to municipalities to pay for things like emergency services and schools.

“It’s something that’s been, frankly, shorted for years,” said Governor Evers. “I put some in my last couple budgets, and the Republicans zeroed it out, so we’ll be looking at at least a 4% increase in both years of the biennium. That will help them dramatically […] over the last dozen years, the largest increase they have received is .03%.”

There are 81 Wisconsin school districts putting referendums on the ballot.

Locally, La Crosse, Onalaska, and Bangor have school referendums on the ballot.

Holmen and Onalaska have public safety referendums.