Wisconsin Voters to Decide on Protecting Transportation Funds

In the next election, Wisconsin voters will have the opportunity to approve an amendment to their state constitution that would prevent governors and legislators from diverting money in the state’s transportation fund to any other purpose. Republicans authoring the amendment said any money the state collects through the gas tax, fees imposed on driver's licenses and titling vehicles would be required to go to the transportation fund and could not be used for other programs. Former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle previously diverted $1.3 billion from the transportation fund to pay for schools and other expenses.


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