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Lame-duck bill would concentrate federal money into fewer transportation projects (UPDATE)


Wisconsin Republicans planned to forge ahead Monday with a rare lame-duck session to give Gov. Scott Walker a chance to limit the powers of his Democratic successor, move the 2020 presidential primary date to benefit a conservative state Supreme Court justice and enact various other changes, which are almost certain to spur legal challenges.

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Budget proposal would broaden WisDOT’s powers to borrow for rehab projects


With a budget request that's likely to change greatly under the newly elected governor, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has proposed broadening its borrowing powers as a way pay for road rehabilitation work while avoiding any need to raise the state's gas tax or vehicle-related fees.

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