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WisDOT seeks to complete last bit of Zoo Interchange without meeting 70% federal funding rule

Vehicles travel Interstate 94 passes just east of the Zoo Interchange during rush hour in May 2017. State officials are moving forward with plans to rebuild the so-called north of leg of the interchange - U.S. Highway 45 between Swan Boulevard and Burleigh Street - but without meeting a statutory requirement that 70% of the money come from federal sources. (File photo by Kevin Harnack)

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seeking permission to pay for the final stretch of the Zoo Interchange project without meeting a statutory requirement that at least 70% of the work be paid for with federal money.

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Evers wants to increase gas taxes, reinstate prevailing wages

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers arrives for his state budget at the State Capitol Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, in Madison, Wis. Evers' first state budget spells out his spending priorities for the next two years.  (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)

Gas taxes would increase but the cost to fill up could actually drop, Wisconsin's right-to-work law would be repealed and its former prevailing-wage requirements reinstated and income taxes would be cut for the middle class, all under Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' first budget.

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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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