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Scott Walker: No Gas Tax or Fee Hikes for Roads

Thursday, June 02, 2016 4:47 PM | Anonymous

Madison — Wisconsin's roads likely will face longer delays before they get repaired.

Gov. Scott Walker told reporters Thursday he would not support hiking taxes or fees to pay for highways unless corresponding cuts are made elsewhere in the state budget. He also said he didn't want to rely too much on borrowing for roads — an idea that his fellow Republicans who control the Legislature already are reluctant to do.

If he sticks by those stances, ongoing projects would likely take longer to complete and planned ones would take longer to get started because collections of gas taxes and registration fees have been stagnant in recent years.

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