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Republican lawmaker criticizes state DOT's budget planSubmitted: 12/06/2016
MADISON - The Republican chairman of the Legislature's budget committee says the proposed Wisconsin Department of Transportation budget for the next two years is essential a divestment in roads.

Rep. John Nygren's comments came Tuesday during testimony from DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb at an Assembly committee hearing. Nygren is joining with other lawmakers in questioning whether the budget put forward relying on half a billion dollars in borrowing and delaying projects is the most responsible plan.


Gottlieb says the budget that doesn't raise gas taxes or fees was put together under the guidelines from Gov. Scott Walker. Gottlieb says that based on planned spending levels the condition of roads across the state will continue to deteriorate over the next decade.

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