Lawmakers Set Aside Governor's Transportation Budget

posted Apr 12, 2017, 5:13 AM by Ryan Quinn
The decision by state lawmakers to set aside Gov. Scott Walker's transportation budget has left county, city and town government leaders wondering what's next, especially since they would have been among the biggest winners in the governor’s proposal. 

While Walker’s budget would have increased local road funding, it would have delayed big state road projects, which is part of the reason legislative leaders decided to scrap the governor’s plan and draw up their own. 

Walker's budget called for a 12.9 percent increase in general transportation aid for counties and an 8.5 percent increase for municipalities and towns. 

Walker also called for a 25 percent increase in a state grant program for local road improvements.