I was hoping for something firmer.
MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told The Associated Press on Tuesday that significant changes will be made to the state Department of Transportation’s proposal to increase taxes and fees on drivers by $751 million, but he did not specifically say what he wants altered.
The budget was submitted to the governor on Friday by Transportation Department Secretary Mark Gottlieb, a Walker appointee. The proposal would raise the gas tax 5 cents a gallon, impose a fee for new purchases amounting to $800 on a $32,000 vehicle, and create a $50 annual charge for owners of electric and hybrid cars.
Walker refused to rule out anything in the department’s budget, including a gas tax increase he previously opposed.