DOT projects slight dip in spending in next biennium, gas tax collections to drop

The state Department of Transportation is projecting a dip in spending of $76.7 million over the next two years, a decrease of about 1.3 percent, according to its budget request submitted to the outgoing Walker administration.
The agency's request also projects a decline in gas tax revenue in the current fiscal year as well as each of the next two. The state collected nearly $1.1 billion in gas taxes in 2017-18. But DOT projects that will dip by nearly $19 million in 2018-19 before going down another $3.5 million in the first year of the next budget and another $5.8 million in the second year....

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