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Assembly to vote on increasing road spending

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly plans to vote on a bill that would increase spending on highway projects this year by $43 million.

The bill up for a vote Tuesday accelerates spending on 11 projects around the state thanks to an $83 million surplus in the state transportation fund.

If the bill passes the Legislature and is signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker, the transportation fund would end the current fiscal year in June with a $41.6 million balance.

The projects include maintenance, road resurfacing, pavement replacement and bridge rehabilitation.

The projects are in Brown, Calumet, Door, Douglas, Langlade, Lincoln, Monroe, Outagamie, Sauk, Taylor and Walworth counties.

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