More money in budget, but Evers' spending plan faces bumpy ride under GOP control
Tony Evers' platform in the 2018 gubernatorial race included an emphasis on transportation — highlighting the poor condition of many state roadways. He promised to invest more in local road maintenance (though he didn't pledge a specific amount).
Now that Evers is governor, his proposed budget increases that funding.
The transportation plan calls for a 10 percent increase in general transportation aid over the two-year budget, according to a state Department of Administration summary. The budget also calls for a 2% increase in both 2020 and 2021 for a local road improvement program.
The budget now goes to the GOP-controlled Legislature, which could make changes.
For now, we rate this promise In the Works.