MILWAUKEE (AP) - State Assembly Republicans plan to propose a budget provision that could kill a proposed Milwaukee streetcar line.
The measure, which could come before the Legislature's Joint Finance Committee Thursday, would shift any related costs for the streetcar from utility ratepayers to the city.
Rep. Dale Kooyenga, of Brookfield, tells the Journal Sentinel he'll make the motion and acknowledges it could end the project.
The city has allocated about $64 million for construction of a streetcar line from the city's lower east side to the Milwaukee Intermodal Station. The state Public Service Commission is considering whether utility lines will have to be moved. The GOP proposal would require that the city pay those costs.
Mayor Tom Barrett's chief of staff, Patrick Curley, says engineers don't believe any utility lines will have to be moved.
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