Walker open to gas tax hike to capture federal infrastructure money

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Gov. Scott Walker Thursday opened the door to a gas tax hike to grab a piece of a proposed federal infrastructure plan months after ruling out that option for the 2017-19 state budget.
Critics immediately seized on the comments to accuse Walker of flip flopping.
But Walker insisted to reporters he wasn't changing positions on a gas tax hike, saying his standard continued to be that any revenue increase would have to be accompanied by an overall reduction in other taxes.
Assembly Republicans last spring proposed a plan they said would raise transportation revenues while cutting the overall tax ...

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