WI Lawmakers Consider Per-Mile Fee on Heavy Trucks to Pay for Road Damage — and Break Budget Impasse

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, “Wisconsin could break a budget stalemate, avoid toll roads and raise more than $250 million for highways over the next two years by using a little-known approach being floated by a key Republican lawmaker. Wisconsin would join four other states in placing a per mile fee on the kinds of heavy trucks that do more damage to roads. . . .” According to the newspaper, the proposal “faces an uncertain path forward” because it is little-known and “a key industry group is not inclined to back it.”