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Senate may not take up bill to raise WI's speed limit


MADISON (WKOW) -- A proposal raising Wisconsin's speed limit on interstates to 70 miles per hour may be exhausted.

The state Senate may not take it up at all.  Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says the bill does not have enough support to pass.  In order to pass in the Senate, 17 votes are needed.

Friday, Fitzgerald the bill could possibly come up for a vote next year, but right now work to address concerns continues.  The measure was passed in October by the Assembly on a 63-32 bipartisan vote.

The bill would give the state Department of Transportation six months to change interstate speed limits from 65 to 70 mph.  It would also allow for a lower 65 mph speed limit for commercial vehicles.

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