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Lawmakers try to lock down road budget (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Lawmakers are deadlocked over whether the state’s road construction budget should be protected from raids. “I do want to handcuff the Legislature,” said state Rep. Mark Gottlieb, R-Port Washington. “Until we can assure voters that user fees ...

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Trail bill targets transportation money

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The battle over how to spend state transportation money is shifting to a bill that would tap the budget for Wisconsin’s pedestrian and bike trails. State Sen. Jim Sullivan, D-Wauwatosa, is driving a Joint Legislative Council bill ...

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Compromise reached on public and private road jobs

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com For the time being, highway departments and private road builders agree counties should not perform any road or construction work that uses private money. Instead of forcing county highway departments to competitively bid on projects with price ...

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Support for RTA could wane with road request

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Dane County could lose RTA support if officials insist on adding road construction money to a regional transit authority. “It’s bad policy,” said Steve Hiniker, executive director of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin. “It impacts the ability to ...

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