Saturday, March 14, 2009

Highway Spending: Pennywise, Pound-Foolish

The Governor's budget proposes eliminating license plate expiration stickers. Savings: $500,000, and likely to be added back by legislators hearing from their county sheriffs and local coppers.

Yet the state is spending $200 million on a new lane between Milwaukee and the Illinois state line, expanding I-94 without data backing up the need.

In a $1.9 billion project that will eat up a huge percentage of stimulus funds, which are simply filling the highway budget's deficit.

Now does that makes sense?

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