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Gov. Tony Evers delivers his State of the State address at the Capitol in Madison on Tuesday night.(Photo: Mark Hoffman / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers is proposing more than $100 million in his first state budget to replace lead pipes, reduce water pollution and increase access to dental care. 

The proposals come at a time when the Democratic governor also is seeking to expand Medicaid, increase funding for public schools by $1.4 billion and provide middle-class families a 10 percent tax cut.

The plans were first reported by the Associated Press and the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram.

Aides to Evers did not immediately provide full details of the proposals to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. It's unclear how much of the funding is new. 

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