Walker’s plan to boost local road aid would cost additional $53M per year

WisDOT photo.
WisDOT photo.

Gov. Scott Walker's proposal to increase the state's share of transportation funding to towns would likely cost an additional $53 million over a calendar year, according to the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
That bump in funding would bring the state's total transportation funding allocation to towns to about $202 million over a calendar year from the current $149 million. The proposal would increase the percentage of funding the state provides to municipalities from the current 42 percent to 58 percent.
Most state transportation funding to towns is distributed through mileage aid, which takes the...

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