- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker says he does not support raising vehicle registration fees, an idea being floated by some Republicans in the Legislature to help pay for roads.

Walker told reporters Thursday that he stands by the position he took in his re-election campaign against raising taxes without a decrease someplace else. And Walker says given stagnant revenue forecasts, he does not think it will be possible to cut sales or income taxes.

Vehicle registration fees are currently $75 but some Republicans have talked about raising them by $25 or $35.

Walker says doing that would be “at odds” with what he said in the campaign.

Walker has proposed borrowing $1.3 billion to pay for roads, something that’s met with bipartisan opposition who say that’s too much.


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