Wisconsin May Seek $341 Million From Feds
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Wisconsin may request 10 times more than it traditionally gets in certain federal money for roads as part of Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to end a state budget impasse.
Walker outlined a proposal to Republican leaders on Wednesday that includes seeking federal money to finance bonding to keep southeast Wisconsin interstate projects on schedule. A memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau says the state Department of Transportation may ask for $341 million.
In the past five years, the state has received an average of about $34 million in what is known as federal redistribution aid.
The memo also shows that most road projects wouldn’t be adversely affected by a delay in passing a new state budget for three months or more.