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Walker promises more funding for towns, schools

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced plans to open the state checkbook again.

This time to help towns pay for road repairs.

At the Wisconsin Towns Association annual meeting Monday, Walker proposed a big jump in state help for towns to pay for roads.

Walker has proposed a 58 percent share of roads compared to 42 percent now.

On a per-mile basis, the Walker proposal would increase the state funding level from just under $2,400 per mile of roads to $3,300 per mile.

Walker has already promised an increase for road funding to counties and, just also Monday morning, said he would increase state funding for schools to the long ago promised two-thirds level.

Walker has not said how the funding increases would be paid for.

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  1. William J Feehan

    October 16, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    Hello News Team,

    How will Gov Walker pay for roads? Perhaps you missed this story yesterday. The state DOA reported we ended the year with a $589 million surplus.

    https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/WIGOV/bulletins/2147fa0#.W8UfI9UVRiU.facebook

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