Governor Scott Walker says he’s been clear on transportation funding: he won’t accept gas tax or vehicle fee increases without corresponding decreases elsewhere in the state’s budget.
Assembly leaders, not happy with Walker’s proposed Department of Transportation budget, plan to hold public informational hearings on it this fall.
“I respectfully understand that people are going to have different opinions . . . I can work well with Assembly Republican leaders on a wide variety of issues,” Walker said in Beloit Thursday. “But they have to know that the budget I present will not have a gas tax or a vehicle registration fee increase in it, and if they send me a budget back that has a gas tax or vehicle registration fee in it without any other tax relief to offset it, I’ll veto it.”
Walker said a “significant number” of Assembly GOP members agree with his position.