Wisconsin GOP Lawmakers Mull Funding Plan That Might Include Tolling and a Lay-Off of 200 DOT Engineers

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, “Wisconsin would hike taxes on gasoline and slash income taxes and borrowing for roads, under a proposal being discussed privately by top Assembly Republicans.” Seeking federal permission to toll some state highways and eliminating 200 transportation department engineering jobs may also be included in the proposal, which is still evolving, but may be disclosed as early as tomorrow, May 4. The newspaper adds that the work of displaced WisDOT employees “would likely be picked up by private-sector engineers.”