In a piece at Urban Milwaukee, Steve Walter posits 12 Key State Budget Decisions with brief descriptions from Governor Walker’s 2017-2019 biennial Wisconsin budget and asks if we are for or against. I will take a stab at each one…one at a time:

6. Highway funding: Walker’s budget does not raise either the 30.9-cent per gallon gas tax, which has not been increased since 2006, or the $75 annual vehicle registration, unchanged since 2008. Instead, the governor’s budget would borrow $500 million more by mid-2019 to keep some major highway projects on schedule and would delay dozens of others for decades. Yes/No

NO more borrowing. I have advocated raising the gasoline tax for quite some time…so YES to raising the gas tax. And the attempt by the legislature to placate the governor…raising taxes on fuels while lowering income taxes is lame as well. Just stand up, tax fuels, and stop borrowing money to fund infrastructure. It will never get any cheaper…

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Yes or No on Walker budget items #5
Yes or No on Walker budget items #4
Yes or No on Walker budget items #3
Yes or No on Walker budget items #2
Yes or No on Walker budget items #1

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