Gov. Scott Walker open to raising vehicle registration fees
11:04 AM, Apr 21, 2017
12:14 PM, Apr 21, 2017
BLANCHARDVILLE, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker remains opposed to raising the gas tax, but he's not shutting the door on higher vehicle registration fees.
Walker tells WKOW-TV in an interview Thursday that "there might be some other ways" to paying for roads in Wisconsin other than gas tax hikes. He did not rule out raising transportation-related fees as part of the solution.
That could prove to be an important negotiating point as Walker and Republican legislative leaders work on the state budget. Walker says he spoke at length Wednesday with Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald about the issue.
Walker says, "I just don't want the overall (tax) burden going up."
Assembly Republican leaders have been urging Walker to consider all options.
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