- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Senate’s transportation committee is set to hold a public hearing on a bill that would allow Wisconsin transportation officials to raise the speed limit to 70 mph on roads of their choosing.

The hearing is set for Tuesday afternoon at the state Capitol. The state Assembly overwhelmingly approved the Republican-authored measure last month, even though opponents argued increasing speed limits is too dangerous.

The public hearing would clear the way for the Senate transportation committee to vote on the bill. Committee approval make the bill eligible for a vote before the full Senate.

If the Senate were to approve the proposal, it would then go to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.

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