- Associated Press - Thursday, January 8, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says he’s “not particularly keen” on raising gas taxes to help pay for roads projects in Wisconsin.

Walker’s Department of Transportation proposed a tax increase on both unleaded and diesel gas as part of a $750 million tax and fee hike proposal to pay for roads.

Walker has been largely silent on what he would support or reject in the state budget he proposes on Feb. 3. But on Thursday, in response to a question at a meeting of the Wisconsin Bankers Association, Walker indicated the gas tax would not be an option.

Republican legislative leaders have also shown little willingness to raise gas taxes.

Walker says he is looking at efficiencies and other options to deal with funding for roads.

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