Walker tweets opposition to gas tax hike

Gov. Scott Walker is tweeting his opposition to raising gas taxes while Republicans on the Legislature’s budget committee is discussing doing just that.

Walker reiterated his opposition to a gas tax hike late Wednesday night as the Joint Finance Committee budget briefing focused on how to pay for road projects. Some Republicans voiced support for at least considering gas and vehicle fee increases as part of a long-term funding solution, rather than borrow half a billion dollars and delay projects as Walker proposed.

But Walker tweets, “Let’s be clear. I don’t support spending less on K-12 education than what’s in my budget and I will veto a gas tax increase.”

Republican Sens. Luther Olsen and Alberta Darling both say in the hearing that solving the roads funding problem will be the most difficult problem in the budget this year.