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Transportation bills seek to balance higher revenue with reforms

Traffic passes through a construction site along Verona Road near Madison in July 2018. Republican lawmakers are preparing to release a group of bills meant to raise money for road projects and make various changes to Wisconsin’s transportation policies and procedures. (Staff photo by Kevin Harnack)

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.

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OPINION: Next DOT secretary must continue reforms

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On Friday, Gov.-elect Tony Evers announced his nominee for secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is Craig Thompson, who is now executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin. This appointment is subject to the advice and consent of the Senate, and my vote for confirmation will be based on a few considerations.

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