Walker calls on state DOT to deliver full budget earlier
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is calling on his state Department of Transportation secretary to deliver a full two-year spending request earlier than usual.
Walker tells Secretary Mark Gottlieb in a letter Monday that his budget request should not include any tax or fee increases and bonding should be held to a "reasonable level." Walker also says that proposed spending on megaprojects in southeast Wisconsin should be minimized.
Gottlieb has said he won't ask for any major tax or fee increases, but such a move would delay road expansion work and upkeep on heavily traveled highways.
Walker says he wants to see DOT's full budget request by Sept. 15 to allow for a full public discussion. Typically DOT doesn't submit all of it until November.
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