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GOP reaches roads deal, committee to vote

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Jun 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-06 19:20:50-04

MADISON -- Republican lawmakers have ironed out a plan to fund road repairs.

Rep. John Nygren and Sen. Alberta Darling, co-chairs of the Legislature's finance committee, told reporters Thursday that the panel will scrap Gov. Tony Evers' proposed transportation budget and replace it with an alternative plan.

The new plan increases transportation funding by $483.7 million, less than the $623.8 million Evers proposed. It raises title fees by $95 and the $75 registration fee most vehicle owners pay to $85. It also authorizes $326 million in new borrowing.

Evers' proposal calls for raising the gas tax by 8 cents per gallon. The Republican plan includes no gas tax increase.