Tommy Thompson urges bipartisan support to raise gas tax


Speaking Wednesday at the Milwaukee Press Club, former Gov. Tommy Thompson called on Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers to work with the Republican leaders of the Legislature to jointly push through a significant “revenue enhancement” to pay for improved roads. “Let’s face it — gas taxes have not been raised for a long time,” he said. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Walker, Evers take different paths on road funding

There’s not much overlap between Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers when it comes to their views of how to handle the state’s transportation challenges. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Walker broadcasting campaign ad on gas pump screens

Two Dollar Gasoline

Gov. Scott Walker is taking his argument against raising the gas tax straight to voters at the pump. Walker’s campaign unveiled an ad Tuesday that will play on screens at gas stations as people are refueling. In the spot, Walker hits Democratic opponent Tony Evers for being willing to raise the gas tax to pay for roads. > AP News

Evers: Walker making ‘ridiculous’ claims to distract from his roads record


Democratic governor nominee Tony Evers said Thursday that increasing gas taxes is “on the table” if he’s elected, while suggesting he might also overhaul the income tax code to make the wealthy pay more while giving lower-wage earners a break. > Wisconsin State Journal

In State of Education address, Evers calls Walker’s priorities ‘out of whack’


Democrat Tony Evers said Thursday that “everything is on the table” for transportation funding if he is elected governor. At the same time, Evers indicated he would not raise the state’s gas tax by as much as $1, as Gov. Scott Walker has suggested he might. > Cap Times

Dem governor candidates call for more road funding, back higher gas taxes

A Spotless Gas Pump

The eight Democrats running for governor called Friday for investing more in the state’s roads, with all eight saying they supported putting in place automatic annual increases in the 32.9-cent-per-gallon gas tax. Many of them also called for other increases to help pay for highways, local roads and bus systems. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Dem governor candidates float gas tax increases at transportation forum

The Democrats vying to unseat Gov. Scott Walker are generally in agreement that, if elected, they would put more money into Wisconsin’s roads. Where they differ is exactly how they’d do that. > Cap Times