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Wisconsin GOP state Senate candidate Klein calls for action on roads, other issues



Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says citizens often call on him and other state officials to fix the roads.

The condition of highways around the Badger State is likely to be an issue in many elections this fall, including a La Crosse area race for Wisconsin state Senate.

Republican 32nd District state Senate candidate Stacey Klein told WIZM’s La Crosse Talk that road repair should be one of the easiest tasks to complete.

“We’re seeing a lot of areas where, you know, we need to be working on that,” said Klein, who is running against Sen. Brad Pfaff (D-Onalaska). “People drive on them every day, and are probably wondering where the heck do my tax dollars go?”

Klein added that some of the state’s surplus, adding up to billions of dollars, should be used to finance needs such as road work and other infrastructure.

Candidate Stacey Klein

The Trempealeau County board member said people in her generation, around the turn of the millennium, have taken pride in helping others and she wants those values applied in state government.

“You treated everyone really well,” Klein said, referring to millennials. “There’s a lot of families that are hurting right now with the economy, and we’ve got a surplus at our state level that could be turned back to the taxpaying citizens.”

Klein says Evers likes to veto bills passed by Republican lawmakers. She hopes to promote more bipartisanship in Madison.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Bob N.

    April 15, 2024 at 7:11 am

    “Better roads” is kind of a yawner, ma’am. Like mild winters and clean streets. To beat Brad Pfaff-do a little research as to why the Republicans didn’t back him for a state job some years back. As far as “bi-partisanship” goes- As I told a Republican friend of mine when he ran on the same “bi-partisan” theme–” I didn’t vote for you so you could go to Madison and get along with the Democrats.”

  2. Walden

    April 16, 2024 at 3:10 pm

    So we have $ to build bike paths and bridges redundant to sidewalks but not to maintain roads? Seems there is plenty of money but the selection of projects to spend on needs better management.

  3. Roads

    April 16, 2024 at 3:12 pm

    WI roads are still much better than socialist paradise Minnesota.

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