Friday, November 14, 2008

Gluttony on the roads

Wow, the state is facing an estimated $5 billion deficit and the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is seeking a 7.25%, or $397.1 million, budget increase over the next biennium, according to WisDOT's budget request. The agency budget would total $5.9 billion.

WisDOT also is projecting no increase in federal funding.

So who is picking up the tab for unneeded, unwanted freeway expansion? Wisconsin folk and, if WisDOT has its way, oil companies.

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