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Wis. governor candidates support protecting roads

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidates Tom Barrett and Scott Walker are both promising state transportation leaders that they will not raid a fund used to build and repair roads across Wisconsin.

Walker and Barrett also spoke out Tuesday in support of passing a constitutional amendment to make it illegal to raid the state’s transportation fund as was done under Gov. Jim Doyle’s administration.

The candidates spoke at the annual meeting of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin. The group represents more than 400 transportation-related organizations.

Both candidates also support restarting the Transportation Projects Commission, which was meeting for the first time in eight years on Tuesday. The group prioritizes transportation projects for the Legislature and governor to consider.

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