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Walker says he has no interest in transportation fee increase, but won't promise veto

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin) clarified Monday that he has "no interest" in raising vehicle registration fees in order to pay for road construction.

Gov. Walker told reporters that nobody in the state legislature is talking about a fee increase and he is confident the final transportation budget that comes to his desk will not include one.

However, Gov. Walker would not promise to veto such an increase either.

27 News asked Gov. Walker last week if he would support an increase in fees to close the state's $939 million transportation deficit, something he didn't rule out at the time.

"To me, it's one of those where I just don't want the overall burden going up. And so, I've said a gas tax isn't a reasonable approach. There might be some other ways. Again, part of what we're doing is finding savings," said Gov. Walker in Blanchardville last Thursday.

Gov. Walker said he is still in talks with legislative leaders about transferring general purpose revenue dollars into the transportation fund to help shore it up, but said the exact amount is still being discussed.

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