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Gov. Tony Evers says gas tax increase recommendation likely

Republican tax cut bill heads to Evers for likely veto.
Posted at 5:49 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 18:51:56-05

MADISON (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says a task force he created to come up with funding solutions to pay for Wisconsin roads is likely to propose a gas tax increase.

Evers wouldn't tell reporters Tuesday how much he expected the group to recommend increasing the tax. It is currently 32.9 cents a gallon.

Evers wants to include the task force's funding recommendation in his two-year state budget he will release Feb. 28.

Evers says there "seems to be some consensus" among the task force and "at least part of it is gas tax increases." That is something Evers has been open to.

Some Republicans who control the Legislature are opposed to any tax or fee increases for roads. Republican leaders have said a gas tax increase won't be enough and have instead voiced support for toll roads.