UPDATE: Gov. Walker signs highway funding bill

UPDATED Wednesday, March 19, 2014 --- 1:04 p.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that increases spending on highway projects this year by $43 million.

The bill Walker signed Wednesday in Pewaukee accelerates spending on 11 projects around the state thanks to an $83 million surplus in the transportation fund.

The projects include maintenance, road resurfacing, pavement replacement and bridge rehabilitation.

The projects are in Brown, Calumet, Door, Douglas, Langlade, Lincoln, Monroe, Outagamie, Sauk, Taylor and Walworth counties.

The bill unanimously passed the Legislature.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press

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Posted: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 --- 6:45 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin state Assembly plans to vote on a bill that would increase spending on highway projects this year by $43 million.

The bill up for a vote Tuesday accelerates spending on 11 projects around the state thanks to an $83 million surplus in the state transportation fund.

If the bill passes the Legislature and is signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker, the transportation fund would end the current fiscal year in June with a $41.6 million balance.

The projects include maintenance, road resurfacing, pavement replacement and bridge rehabilitation.

The projects are in Brown, Calumet, Door, Douglas, Langlade, Lincoln, Monroe, Outagamie, Sauk, Taylor and Walworth counties.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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