Walker noncommittal on toll roads

Governor Scott Walker Speaks At American Action Forum In D.C.

Gov. Scott Walker isn't putting the brakes on the idea of tolling on Wisconsin interstates.

But he's also not hitting the accelerator on the idea, either.

Walker's spokesman Amy Hasenberg said Wednesday that any revenue increase to pay for roads in Wisconsin, including tolling, must be offset by a comparable tax cut elsewhere. That's been Walker's position on raising gas taxes for roads, also.

Republican legislative leaders are reiterating their support for tolling in Wisconsin as a way to access federal infrastructure money. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says it's the only revenue-raising idea for roads that will pass the Republican-controlled Senate.

The federal government would have to sign off on toll roads before they could be implemented.

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