JFC approves GOP transportation plan

Republicans on the Legislature’s budget committee approved jacking up fees and eliminating breaks for retailers to help pump $483.7 million of new revenue into transportation over the next two years while borrowing an additional $326.2 million for projects.
That’s in the neighborhood of what Gov. Tony Evers had proposed. But the GOP plan differed in one significant way, rejecting Evers’ call to increase the gas tax by 8 cents a gallon and indexing it for inflation going forward.
Dems on the Joint Finance Committee slammed the GOP move to rely on fees for much of the proposed spending increase ...

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