Walker suggests linking road tolling to hitting up out-of-state drivers


Gov. Walker has indicated he could accept Wisconsin’s first-ever use of tolling if it brings in money from out-of-state drivers and uses that money to lower gas taxes for state residents. Walker’s suggestion provides a possible way to restart budget talks that have stalled in large part because of Republicans’ road funding squabbles. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Has a full state budget veto ever been done in Wisconsin? The answer is no.


Gov. Walker is threatening to take the unprecedented step of vetoing the entire Wisconsin state budget if it raises property taxes on homeowners. Making the threat once Thursday and again Monday via a series of tweets, Walker says Republicans who ran on a promise of lowering taxes ‘need to keep that pledge’. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Walker tweets threat to veto entire budget, perplexing Republicans who control Legislature


Gov. Walker, in another sign of escalating tension with fellow Republicans, vowed via Twitter Monday to take the unprecedented step of vetoing the entire $76 billion state budget if it raises property taxes on homeowners. > Wisconsin State Journal

At public listening session in Newville, almost all support gas tax option for funding roads

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Hosted by state Reps. Don Vruwink (D-Milton) and Deb Kolste (D-Janesville) in Newville Friday, a listening session on roads funding attracted speakers from transportation-related agencies, local municipal officials and interested residents. And there was near unanimous agreement about raising the gas tax to fund fixes to Wisconsin’s roads and highways.  >  Janesville Gazette

Wisconsin State Journal: Just raise the gas tax already

It’s hard to follow the Assembly Republicans’ proposal to cut the state gas tax by raising taxes on gas. Confused? That seems to be the sponsors’ intent: Change so many state charges, credits, rates and rules that the politicians can claim they’re saving hard-working people money even though they’re not.  >  Wisconsin State Journal

Assembly’s transportation plan laid out in these 11 easy-read pages

The Assembly GOP’s proposal to lower the gas tax, apply sales tax to gas, and flatten Wisconsin’s income tax can be found in readable summary in this 11-page document. > The Road to a Flat Tax

Walker unwilling to drop pledge against gas tax increase

In a phone interview Friday, Gov. Walker made clear he’s unwilling to drop his pledge not to raise gas taxes. Assembly Republicans put a proposal forward Thursday that would apply new taxes on fuel, cut the state’s required markup on gas and dramatically scale back income taxes over the next 12 years.  >  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel