Poll finds most voters against borrowing for roads

Published: Aug. 10, 2016 at 10:34 PM CDT
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A new poll finds most Wisconsin voters are against the approach Gov. Scott Walker wants to take to deal with a nearly $1 billion budget shortfall for road projects.

The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows that 43 percent of registered voters would support a gas tax or registration fee increase to pay for roads. Walker has said that's off the table.

Only 33 percent say they would cut all or some spending for road projects to avoid a tax or fee increase. And just 12 percent say they would support borrowing money to plug the gap.

Walker hasn't said how he will deal with the shortfall, but ruling out a revenue increase means projects will either be cut or delayed or money will have to be borrowed.

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