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.

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