Transportation Funding (Toll Proposals Included) Figures in Oregon and Wisconsin Budget Deadlocks

KATU reports that “more than two dozen mayors, county leaders and mass transit officials from the metro Portland area signed a letter to [Oregon] lawmakers urging them not to leave Salem without having approved a long-term $8.2 billion transportation infrastructure package.” The station notes, “As a tax measure — which would increase the gas tax and add new levies on car and bicycle sales and impose highway tolls — [the package] needs supermajority support in both chambers.”

Wisconsin Public Radio reports, “Republicans who run the state Legislature remain at odds over major pieces of Wisconsin’s budget, with no end in sight to the dispute over how much the state should pay for roads.”