Budget Makes it Easier for Governor to Award Road Contracts

Wisconsin in 2014?

More money and less oversight.  That’s the short version of Governor Walker’s road building plans in the state budget.

While schools, cities, local roads, environmental programs and the poor and elderly are all suffering huge cuts in state aids under Governor Walker’s budget, there is more than $400 million in new highway expansion funding in the proposed budget.  There is also a lot less oversight in how that money is spent topped off by a provision that gives the Governor the power to by-pass the legislature and the Transportation Projects Commission to build new highways.