ICYMI: Kleefisch Won’t Let Anyone Forget that Tony Evers Tried to Raise the Gas Tax

June 22, 2022

ICYMI: Kleefisch Won’t Let Anyone Forget that Tony Evers Tried to Raise the Gas Tax

 

[Waukesha, Wis.] — In case you missed it, Rebecca Kleefisch called out Gov. Tony Evers’ election-year stunt on gas prices as an attempt to cover up his efforts to raise the gas tax by nearly 40 percent.

 

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AP:  “Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, one of five Republicans running for a chance to take on Evers in November, dismissed the executive order. ‘Tony Evers’ disingenuous executive order is nothing more than an election-year stunt, attempting to deflect from his own failures, which include proposing a near 40-percent increase in the gas tax,’ she said in a statement.”

 

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: “‘Tony Evers disingenuous executive order is nothing more than an election-year stunt attempting to deflect from his own failures, which include proposing a near 40-percent increase in the gas tax,’ Kleefisch said in a statement.”

 

Wisconsin Public Radio: “Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who is running for governor, called Evers’ executive order disingenuous. In 2019, Evers proposed raising Wisconsin’s gas tax about 8 cents to 40.9 cents per gallon. Republican lawmakers rejected Evers’ plan to raise the gas tax and bring back automatic gas tax indexing, which was repealed under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle. Kleefisch accused Evers of echoing Biden’s rhetoric on energy and blamed Democratic climate and energy policies for transitioning away from fossil fuels as the cause of high gas prices.”

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