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1452, 06 Jul 17

Walker Proposes Transportation Compromise

This looks like a very viable plan.

First, we propose reducing transportation fund supported bonding by $200 million in this budget by using an improved transportation fund balance, project cost savings, and other administrative actions. We believe this can be accomplished while continuing to keep projects on schedule.


Second, approve contingency bonding for the Southeast Freeway Megaproject program.


Third, pass a strong and safe transportation budget without a gas tax or vehicle fee increase.


1452, 06 July 2017


  1. steveegg

    As it doesn’t double transportation spending and put it back on track to double every ten years, Robin Vos (Roadbuilders-Caledonia) won’t approve.

  2. Le Roi du Nord

    walker is betting on things he has no control over (project cost savings) and is still borrowing like a crazy man.  Claim whatever you want, but those aren’t the actions of a conservative, but rather a political gamble of a wanna-be president redux.  And our kids and grand kids will be paying the interest on those loans.

  3. Jason

    Thanks for sharing an opinion from someone else Mr Facts and Truth to fight free reign propaganda.  Irony at it’s finest.

  4. billphoto

    Fourth, drain the swamp at WisDOT.  For what they pay, I cannot believe not one person noticed the cost overruns.

    BTW-While we are on the subject of DOT, with all the budget stuff, why are they starting new projects?

  5. Pat

    “I’m not beholden to any one party and I don’t let hatred define me. I don’t rejoice at seeing nutjobs from any political slant acting like triggered guard dogs.”


  6. Le Roi du Nord


    That’s right, it is an opinion, but from someone with a lot of experience in public works policy, and far from a liberal.  Maybe if you took a look at both sides of an issue rather than the knee-jerk reaction we all could make some progress.  If you think walkers proposal to keep borrowing is a good idea, fine, but it isn’t a long-term sustainable solution.   That is my opinion.  Yours?

  7. Jason

    >and far from a liberal

    I don’t recognize the name, so a quick search gave me George Woodruff Mitchell. Same guy? Democrat, right?

  8. Paul

    Makes you wish the white nationalist troll would wrap that belt around his neck and go full David Carradine.

  9. Le Roi du Nord

    petite paul;

    Hope you have a great weekend.  You are looking pretty pallid, maybe get outdoors a bit.


    Guess you have to read the MJS to know about him.

  10. Paul

    [removed by admin] – knock it off, Paul.

  11. Le Roi du Nord


    Ever the classy guy (or am I mistaken?) gal.  Have a great weekend.

  12. billphoto

    King of the North – You might be an Internet Troll if you …
    try to sow discord by starting arguments with the intent of provoking readers into an emotional response.
    and you have quite a few that, sadly, take the bait.

  13. Paul

    Le Roi du Bore is a Nazi white nationalist troll.  The sooner the blog owner realizes this and shitcans him, the better.

  14. Paul

    And you’re right, Owen.  That comment was out of line….the white nationalist troll isn’t worthy of that particular brand.

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