Wisconsin Set to Vote on Higher Speed Limit Bill

Wisconsin lawmakers are set to vote on a bill that would green light increasing the state speed limit to 70 mph on some highways and freeways.

The bill up for a vote Tuesday in the state Assembly allows the Department of Transportation to increase speed limits to 70 mph in approved areas, up from the current 65 mph limit.

An Assembly Transportation Committee passed the measure on a 12-1 vote this month.

Committee members rejected an amendment that would have established a lower speed for commercial vehicles.

The measure must also pass the Senate and be signed by Gov. Scott Walker before becoming law.

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