Thursday, December 18, 2014

Fresh evidence of road-builder power in Wisconsin

Despite shortfalls in both general program and transportation revenues, Scott Walker's administration is refusing requests from three GOP legislators to shelve the construction of a $200 million palace in Madison where transportation officials can plan the next generation of overbuilt Wisconsin roadways.

This comes on the heels of a plan by Walker to eliminate a government/citizen panel that for many years has acted as a buffer against legislators who could bypass open discussion of road-building and spending by slipping a highway project into last-minute budget writing. The road-builders have a grip on state government, which is why they will get more contracts and nicer digs in which to see plans through to completion.
US 51 southbound ramps and County K roundabout.
With less public input, you get more of this

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