Budget committee to vote on approving $350 million for roads
By The Associated Press
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -
An additional $350 million in borrowing to pay for road projects across Wisconsin is scheduled to be voted on by the Legislature's budget-writing committee. The Joint Finance Committee was set to consider the request Wednesday from Gov. Scott Walker's administration. The borrowing was included as part of the state budget the Legislature passed in July, but the committee's approval is needed to access it. Senate Republicans on the committee have said they don't want to borrow any more money for roads. That means Democrats will be needed to put together enough votes to approve it. The money would go toward projects across the state, including the Interstate 39-90 lane expansion from the Illinois state line to Madison and completing work on Highway 23 between Fond du Lac and Sheboygan.