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Rating Scott Walker promises on transportation
Are these coming to Wisconsin? Are these coming to Wisconsin?

Are these coming to Wisconsin?

Tom Kertscher
By Tom Kertscher May 27, 2016

So, today wraps up a big travel weekend.

If you hit the roads in Wisconsin, how were they?

Did you hit any tolls (you shouldn’t have; not in Wisconsin, at least).

On this Memorial Day weekend, taking a spin on our Walk-O-Meter, we’re rating three campaign promises Gov. Scott Walker made on transportation.

During his 2014 re-election campaign, Walker pledged not to pursue toll roads, to protect the state Transportation Fund and to repay money that had been "raided" from that fund.

More than halfway into his second term, let’s see how Walker has done.

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Our Sources

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Constitutional amendment on transportation fund goes to voters Nov. 4," Oct. 9, 2014

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Voters approve state transportation fund amendment," Nov. 4, 2014

Email, Gov. Scott Walker deputy communications director Tom Evenson, May 24, 2016

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "DOT plan would study toll roads, fees based on miles driven," Nov. 18, 2014

Wisconsin State Journal, "On road funding, GOP lawmakers say they’re ready for a real fix," Nov. 13, 2015

Badger Herald, "Toll talks: How to pay for Wisconsin’s roads," Nov. 9, 2015

Email, Wisconsin Department of Transportation spokeswoman Patty Mayers, May 24, 2016

Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, "Transportation finance," (Table 5) January 2015

Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau, memo, May 24, 2016

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