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Cities get share of fuel taxes, registration fees

Almost $128 million collected through fuel taxes and registration fees was distributed by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation on Monday, according to a news release from WisDOT.

Milwaukee County received $255,975 in Expressway Policing Aids, which help cover the cost of expressway patrols by the sheriff’s department. One-hundred-twenty municipalities received a portion of $3,015,874 in Connecting Highway Aids — which can be used for road construction, operation and maintenance — and 1,922 local government bodies received a portion of $124,533,787 in General Transportation Aids, which are used to refund maintenance and traffic control costs incurred by municipalities on state highways within their borders.

Totals for Connecting Highway Aids and General Transportation Aids paid to specific municipalities can be found HERE.

— Beth Kevit

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