Gov. Walker brings Listening Tour to Milwaukee

Walker discusses how to pay for road repairs
Posted at 10:09 PM, Jan 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-11 23:22:37-05

MILWAUKEE -- One day after his State of the State address, Gov. Scott Walker made a stop in Milwaukee Wednesday, during his Listening Session Tour.

Walker agreed with Sen. Alberta Darling and Speaker Robin Vos that the biggest budget hurdle by far, will be how to pay for mounting road repairs.

Walker has a hard line on how to pay for it. He first hopes to put a halt to any future expansion plans in our next budget. He also hopes to repair existing roads without a gas tax or license registration fee.

"I certainly hope people that disagree with me I want to keep my word. I just firmly believe voters did not send us to Madison to raise our overall tax burden," said Governor Scott Walker, (R) Wisconsin.

Walker says the thought of any tolls coming to Wisconsin is not an option in this budget, meaning for at least the next two years.

He says if tolls were ever to come to Wisconsin, he would work to lower our current gas tax.