Key piece of Walker budget proposal could require windfall from feds

A key piece of Gov. Scott Walker's outline to break the budget impasse could include the state getting 10 times what it typically receives when the federal government redistributes unused federal transportation aid.
In a letter to the Legislature's top GOP leaders, the guv outlined a possible deal that would include cutting transportation-funded borrowing to $300 million, down from the $500 million he originally proposed. Walker's proposed deal also includes approving contingency bonding for southeastern Wisconsin mega projects tied to receiving more federal money.
The state has averaged $33.7...

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