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Municipalities want taxpayer money returned

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin municipalities are voicing their opinions on how the state should spend some of its budget surplus.

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin was joined by municipal officials from across the state Friday, asking lawmakers to give back what their taxpayers paid to the state.

Mayor Soglin says the money would help local economic development, "If were about creating jobs and a healthy economy, it is municipalities that can directly fund the kinds of services for infrastructure, which generates private investment."

Municipal officials are asking for the restoration of $30 million in transportation aid, $12 million in mass transit aid, and $48 million in shared revenue.

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