Wisconsin Republicans scheduled to vote on road funding

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Legislature’s finance committee is scheduled to vote on the transportation portion of Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget.

Evers has called for increasing transportation funding by $608 million over two years. His plan includes raising the gas tax by 8 cents and increasing registration fees for heavy vehicles by 27 percent.

The finance committee is scheduled to meet Thursday afternoon to revise Evers’ plan. Republicans control the panel. They plan to scrap the gas tax increase and are considering raising the $75 vehicle registration fee by $10 as well as an infusion of cash, additional borrowing, title fee increases, toll roads and higher hybrid vehicle fees.

Road funding has long divided Republicans. The issue delayed passage of the last budget in 2017 until September.

Associated Press

Associated Press

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