Tolling Could Be Key to Resolving Wisconsin’s State Budget Impasse. Debate over Legality of Border Tolls Continues.

WXOW reports, “A key [Wisconsin] Republican lawmaker believes road tolling could be the key to speeding up work on the stalled 2017-19 state budget. But where those tolls would be placed is concerning for some.” Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette), co-chair of the state budget committee, tells the newspaper that Governor Scott Walker’s inclination to impose tolls only at the state’s borders may violate federal guidelines and provide an insufficient amount of revenue. However, Nygren adds that “if a solid plan can be developed for future tolling, it may lead Assembly Republicans to concede to more road borrowing for the next two years — which could break the current transportation budget impasse.”