State is shifting up to $90 million in local road funding to Foxconn-related projects


Wisconsin is shifting up to $90 million away from other highway projects to do work related to the massive Foxconn plant being built in Racine County, despite the state’s nonpartisan fiscal bureau documenting how much the state’s roadways are expected to deteriorate over the next decade. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Trump’s infrastructure plan may leave Walker in road funding quandary


President Trump touted rolled out his infrastructure plan Monday, but his proposal may leave state Republicans as split as ever when it comes to road funding. The plan Trump unveiled would put $1.5 trillion toward infrastructure over the next decade, but just $200 billion of it would come from the federal government. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Roads rot, schools struggle. But let’s give out some tax rebates!


Yes, families could use the $100 per child that Scott Walker’s using to help get himself re-elected. But if he cared one iota about Wisconsin’s well-being, he’d use any budget surplus to help fix the state’s crumbling roads, boost our struggling schools, or buffer his $3 billion in tax giveaways to Foxconn. > Cap Times

State Journal: ‘Yes, please, increase the gas tax for better Wisconsin roads’


Gov. Scott Walker recently said he’s open to raising Wisconsin’s gas tax for the first time in more than a decade. That’s good, because our transportation system definitely needs more investment. Wisconsin’s roads are the worst in the Midwest, according to a state audit, and nearly the worst in the nation. > Wisconsin State Journal

Walker challenger Mahlon Mitchell calls for a return to gas tax indexing


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mahlon Mitchell is advocating for increasing the state’s gas tax, a question on which Gov. Scott Walker has been noncommittal. Mitchell said he thinks people are afraid to talk about taxes: “I’m just not. You have to create more revenue, and there’s only a couple ways to do that.” > Cap Times

Fitzgerald pushes for toll roads to gain federal help in addressing Wisconsin’s road woes


While others are calling for gas tax solutions, the state Senate’s top Republican, Sen. Scott Fitzgerald, says Wisconsin needs to add toll roads if it wants to qualify for a possible influx of federal transportation funds. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Walker now says he’d consider gas tax hike to access federal road money


Gov. Scott Walker is signaling a possible new willingness to raise the state’s gas tax in order to tap into a proposed federal infrastructure spending package. Walker made the remarks Thursday after President Trump called for a massive increase in road funding during his State of the Union address earlier this week. > Wisconsin Public Radio