Wisconsin GOP leaders say a budget with a gas tax increase won’t move forward.
Over the weekend, other top Republicans said without Vos there’s not a lot of momentum at the Capitol for a tax hike. Instead, Republicans in the legislature say they’re looking to raise fees on big trucks as a way to find money for new roads in the state.
In February, Democratic Governor Tony Evers proposed an eight-cents per gallon gas tax increase to raise money to fix the roads. That proposal would have raised 608-million dollars over two years. But, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the gas tax increase has been ruled out. However, Republicans on the budget-writing committee are reportedly considering raising registration fees, title fees and heavy truck fees.