New projections show Wisconsin's transportation budget is spiraling toward a $63.5 million deficit by mid-2015, leaving lawmakers groping for how to pay for building and repairing roads across the state over the next two years.Read More »
By James Briggs With the state budget completed, lawmakers are returning to their districts after a busy and contentious legislative session. The Legislature particularly was active on construction issues. Among the bills passed during the first six months of 2011 ...
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Racine County voters overwhelmingly approved an advisory referendum Tuesday that supports segregating the state’s transportation budget. The measure seeks to prohibit the transfer of transportation money to the state’s general budget. Since 2003, more than $1.3 billion has been removed ...Read More »
By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter Supporting toll roads in the state could mean doom to an office seeker’s campaign. But advocates for tolls and other revenue sources say avoiding tolls altogether could mean worse for the roads ...
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By Paul Snyder Campaigns for the state Legislature and the growing debate over transportation spending are likely to collide in the November elections. Many Wisconsin counties are lining up advisory referendums to ask voters if they support a constitutional amendment ...
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By Paul Snyder A state lawmaker said a constitutional amendment to protect the state’s transportation budget will be introduced next session, regardless of the success of county referendums this fall. State Rep. Mark Gottlieb, R-Port Washington, said Friday he supports ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Introduction of a bill that would tap sales taxes to pay for state road construction is the first step toward a possible solution to a $30 million budget deficit, according to transportation industry representatives. But it’s a ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder
For as long as I’ve been with The Daily Reporter, transportation groups have been warning lawmakers, contractors and media outlets about shortfalls in the state’s transportation budget.Read More »