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The Latest: Evers: Tax bills should include voucher spending

October 27, 2018
FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2018, file photo, Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican, speaks during a 10-minute media event before the start of their gubernatorial debate with Democratic Challenger Tony Evers in Madison, Wis. President Donald Trump makes a campaign visit to Wisconsin with Republicans growing increasingly nervous about the prospects of Walker winning a third term, let alone defeating well-positioned incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin. Trump returns Wednesday, Oct. 24, to a rural part of the state that he easily won by double digits in 2016. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on the final debate between Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers (all times local):

7:05 p.m.

Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tony Evers says property tax bills need to clearly denote how much money is being spent on voucher schools.

Evers made the remarks during his final debate with Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Friday at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Democrats have long opposed the voucher system, which uses state dollars to subsidize private school tuition for students. Democrats say the system pulls too much money from public schools.

Evers, the state schools superintendent said during the debate that voucher schools need accountability. He says haven’t shown they improve student performance and property tax payers should get to see how much of their money goes to the program.

Moderators did not give Walker a chance to respond before moving on to other questions.

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6:20 p.m.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his Democratic challenger Tony Evers are grappling with questions during their final debate about how to bring all their constituents together in today’s bitter partisan climate.

The questions came after authorities arrested Cesar Sayoc on suspicions that he sent explosive devices to Democratic figures over the last week.

Evers says the last few days have been trying for the country and he doesn’t believe anyone should be afraid for their lives when they’re discussing issues important to them.

Walker pointed out his family was threatened during protests over his signature law stripping public workers of their union rights. He says he tried to bring people together after that with food, noting he held a beer-and-brats picnic with Democrats.

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11:15 p.m.

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers are meeting for their final debate with the election just over a week away.

Evers and Walker will square off Friday on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Polls show the race to be a dead heat.

The debate gives Walker and Evers a chance to make their closing arguments to voters.

Walker is making the case that the state’s economy is strong under his leadership and now is not the time to take a risk on Evers, the state superintendent.

Evers contends that Walker is neglecting the issues people really care about, like education and health care, to further his own political career.

Walker has said he would not seek a fourth term should he win.