The Latest: Evers promises to abide by climate accord
MILWAUKEE (AP) – The Latest on Wisconsin governor’s race (all times local):
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers is promising to work with other like-minded U.S. governors to combat climate change an implement provisions of the Paris climate accord on a state level.
The agreement set voluntary greenhouse gas emission targets in an effort to reduce the impact of fossil fuels. President Donald Trump said last year the U.S. would leave the accord out of concerns about the pact’s economic impact.
A number of governors have pledged to meet the accord’s targets on their own.
Evers said during a Monday news conference in Madison on Monday that climate change is a fact even though Republican Gov. Scott Walker doesn’t believe it. He promised to work with other governors to adopt sections of the Paris pact that apply to states and review Wisconsin’s emissions levels.
Evers also to use science when making decisions for the state, unlike Walker.
The governor’s campaign spokesman, Austin Altenburg, didn’t immediately reply to an email.
Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tony Evers says Gov. Scott Walker isn’t telling the truth about his desire to preserve health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Evers appeared at a news conference in Madison on Monday with former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.
He told reporters that Walker isn’t telling the truth when he says he supports guaranteeing insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions. He pointed out that Walker authorized Attorney General Brad Schimel to join a multi-state lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act, which guarantees coverage for pre-existing conditions.
Sebelius warned that Walker wants to put people with pre-existing conditions in high-risk pools.