wisconsin roads

What Wisconsin's roads shortfall could mean for taxpayers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Often lost in the debate over how to pay for roads in Wisconsin is what the proposed solutions would do to taxpayers' pocketbooks.Under a sweeping plan from Assembly Republicans, trips to the gas station would be pricier as income taxes drop.If Gov. Scott Walker gets his way, taxpayers would pay indirectly through paying off $500 million more in debt. And major highway construction projects would be further delayed.

Shilling says Republicans 'own' Wisconsin roads problem

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The top state Senate Democrat says Republicans "own" the problem of coming up with a way to pay for improving Wisconsin's roads.Senate Minority Leader Sen. Jennifer Shilling said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that it's not up to Democrats to come up with a plan to plug a projected $1 billion transportation budget shortfall.