Gov. Scott Walker says he would veto any increase in the gas tax or vehicle registration fee if it winds up in the upcoming state budget unless there was tax relief elsewhere in the spending plan.
Speaking on WTMJ-AM Thursday, Walker rejected the notion from fellow Republican, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, who said the Department of Transportation budget that delays a number of major projects does nothing more than "kick the can down the road for two years."
Walker says the transportation budget provides $65 million more for local governments and commits $605 million for county and state efforts to maintain roads and improve safety. That's about $70 million more than the last budget.
It would cut $447 million from state highway programs and authorize $500 million in new borrowing.