Evers signs transportation bill, vetoes 2 others

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Tony Evers has signed a Republican-authored transportation bill and vetoed two others.

Evers announced the actions Tuesday. The bill he signed requires the state Department of Transportation to maintain an inventory of at least five "design-build" highway projects. The term refers to a project in which a single contractor handles all aspects of the job.

He vetoed another GOP bill that would have required DOT to develop discretionary raises for employees who help save the agency money. Evers said the DOT already participates in such a program through the Department of Administration.

The other Republican bill he vetoed would have required DOT to list at least seven alternate highway subbase materials and allowed bids based on an alternate material.

Evers said DOT engineers already determine what subbases are appropriate.