The Legislature's 16-member budget could decide on its own to impose fees of any amount on Wisconsin drivers to pay for roads under a provision the panel has approved.
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Wisconsin Republicans scrapped Gov. Tony Evers’ transportation budget Thursday and replaced it with a plan that would pay for road work using a combination of title- and registration-fee increases, an infusion of general tax dollars and new borrowing. The proposal also would allow the design-build delivery system to be tested out and make various other far-reaching changes to transportation policy.Read More »
Wisconsin Republicans are eyeing a $10 increase in the state's $75 vehicle-registration fee as part of a mix of ways to pay for roads in the state without raising the gas tax, Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said on Wednesday.Read More »
With no deal in sight on how to pay for transportation projects, Republican senators on Wednesday proposed tapping $133 million in budget reserves to pay for repairs to county and town roads.Read More »
Wisconsin Republicans say a proposed gas tax is dead-on-arrival and have introduced a set of transportation bills calling for a funding alternative and a number of department overhauls meant to cajole skeptical lawmakers into assenting to a revenue increase.Read More »
Every hour that one of The Advance Group's trucks is stuck in highway or bridge traffic, it costs the moving company around $200. And with 40 trucks trying to get into Manhattan daily and contending with the New York metro area's deteriorating public property, the price of lost time runs up quickly.Read More »