Wisconsin Budget Stalemate Continues

7/13/17 – Wisconsin’s budget stalemate grows deeper, as G-O-P leaders in both houses draw new lines in the sand. After more negotiations Wednesday, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said he would give up on his goal to increase the gas tax or transportation fees to help pay for highway work. But Vos says the Senate should give up its effort to borrow more money for roads, saying that too much gas tax and fee revenue is already being spent to pay for previous debt. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald’s office says no new borrowing would cause more delays in major state highway projects. Senate Republicans continue to push for about 700-million dollars of highway borrowing, while Governor Scott Walker has said he’d be willing to go as low as 300-million.