Fitzgerald Sees Little Support For Assembly Transportation Plan

5/11/17 – The Wisconsin Senate’s G-O-P leader proposes tolls and borrowing to come up with the needed money to build and fix state highways. Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau said Wednesday he sees little support among G-O-P senators for last week’s plan by Assembly Republicans to apply the state sales tax to gasoline — something Governor Scott Walker opposes. WisPolitics Dot Com says the Revenue Department estimates that a sedan owner would pay 39-dollars more in fuel taxes each year in the Assembly proposal, and an S-U-V owner would pay 54-dollars more. The Republican Walker reiterated to reporters Wednesday that it would result in a “massive tax increase.” Fitzgerald says his fellow Republicans in the Senate must decide how much borrowing they’re comfortable with, and it would be paid back with general tax dollars instead of revenues from the gas tax.