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Increase spending on local road maintenance

“As governor, Tony will: Invest more in local road maintenance.”

 

Subjects: Infrastructure

Updates

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.

Sources:

Tony Evers campaign website, Infrastructure and Transportation, accessed April 16, 2019

Tony Evers Executive Budget, Department of Transportation (items 10 and 17), accessed April 16, 2019

Email exchange with Melissa Baldauff, spokeswoman for Gov. Tony Evers, April 15-16, 2019