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WI Majority Leader Fitzgerald says tolling needed for road funding

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Madison (AP) - Wisconsin Senate Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said the only way the state will access federal money for infrastructure is implementing open-road tolling.

Fitzgerald said Wednesday that tolling is the only thing that makes sense for Wisconsin to make whatever match is necessary to access its share of the $1.5 trillion in federal funding for all 50 states that President Donald Trump announced last month.

Gov. Scott Walker said he would be open to raising the gas tax to pay for transportation if there's a cut elsewhere. However, Fitzgerald says there isn't support in the Senate to raise the gas tax or vehicle registration fees, but there is backing for tolling.

Walker vetoed $2.5 million last year for a study into interstate tolling, a move that requires federal approval.

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