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Governor, State Superintendent welcome students back to school

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Two presumed opponents in the race for Wisconsin governor are helping welcome students back to school. 

Governor Scott Walker was at Walt Whitman Elementary School in Milwaukee for the first bell of the traditional school year.

State Superintendent Tony Evers was also on hand to welcome kids back to class. Evers is just one of a handful of democrats who will battle it out in a primary. Governor Walker has not yet announced whether he will run again. 

Although Tuesday was about the kids, the political undertones weren’t too hard to bring to the surface.

“It’s an exciting time. Looking forward to the next few weeks. Hopefully the budget will be done by the end of the summer, which will be a big boost to schools like this,” says republican Gov. Scott Walker. 

“President Trump is going to end DACA which will impact kids in this school district in a very negative way and quite frankly, Governor Walker’s administration helped us get to this point,” said State Superintendent and democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers. 

Evers says he doesn’t think he’ll be able to restore the collective bargaining rights that the Walker administration took away from teachers and state workers, but has said if elected, he will try to give them a greater voice in decision making.

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