Republicans approve Wisconsin road-funding plan

The Legislature's budget-writing committee has approved a road-funding plan that would borrow about $400 million, raise fees on electric and hybrid vehicles but not increase the gas tax. The Joint Finance Committee approved the plan late Tuesday night as it works to complete its work on the budget that's two months late. 

Democrats say Republicans have failed by not finding a long-term funding solution for roads.


Co Chair John Nygren says he doesn't expect additional delays to ongoing projects, like Verona Road and the expansion of I-39/90 from Madison to the Illinois state line. 

The proposal also includes a 100 dollar fee for electric vehicles, and 75 bucks for hybrid vehicles.

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