- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Legislature’s budget-writing committee won’t be voting on transportation issues as originally planned this week.

Joint Finance Committee co-chair Rep. John Nygren tells The Associated Press on Monday that there are “too many moving pieces” to take up the transportation budget as scheduled on Thursday.

He says the committee won’t be voting on those issues this week.

Gov. Scott Walker’s budget included $1.3 billion in new borrowing to pay for roads, instead of raising the gas tax or vehicle registration fees.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and other Republicans have said they would be open to a vehicle registration fee hike, but Walker has said he’s not for it.

There’s also been bipartisan opposition to borrowing as much as Walker wanted.


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