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Balancing Trasportation Budget Could Hit Driver's WalletsSubmitted: 01/23/2013
Story By Associated Press

STATEWIDE - Your daily commute could cost you more as the state tries to balance the transportation budget.

Some recommendations from the Transportation Finance and Policy Commission are raising the fees to register a vehicle and get a driver's license, and increasing the gas tax in Wisconsin.

Those increases would generate about $479 million a year for the next 10 years

Many of these ideas have already been rejected by Governor Scott Walker.

Walker said improving the state's infrastructure - including roads - is one of his priorities, but he's opposed to raising the gas tax. He's also against toll roads or limited toll lanes to raise money.

Governor Walker will outline his plan in his state budget next month.


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