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Evers fills potholes to promote transportation budget (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers helps fill a pothole on Wednesday. The stop was made part of a "Pothole Patrol" tour that the governor went on with Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson. Evers and Thompson went to Chippewa Falls, Wausau and Appleton to promote the governor's proposed budget, which would spend nearly $2 billion on highway rehabilitation, $565.7 million on highway development and $941.9 million on transportation aid for counties and municipalities. (Photo courtesy of Gov. Tony Evers' office)

Gov. Tony Evers helps fill a pothole in Greenville on Wednesday. The stop was made part of a “Pothole Patrol” tour that the governor went on with Wisconsin Department of Transportation Secretary-designee Craig Thompson. Evers and Thompson went to Chippewa Falls, Wausau and Appleton to promote the governor’s proposed budget, which would spend nearly $2 billion on highway rehabilitation, $565.7 million on highway development and $941.9 million on transportation aid for counties and municipalities. (Photo courtesy of Gov. Tony Evers’ office)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers and Department of Transportation Secretary Craig Thompson toured the state on Wednesday, filling potholes to promote the governor’s roads budget. Evers and Thompson made stops on Wednesday to fill potholes in Chippewa Falls, Wausau and Appleton.

Evers’ 2021-23 state budget would spend nearly $2 billion on highway rehabilitation, $565.7 million on highway development and $941.9 million on transportation aid for counties and municipalities.

Whether those amounts remain in the final budget remains to be seen. Republican lawmakers will spend the next few months revising the budget before sending the spending plan back to Evers for his signature and partial vetoes.

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