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Rep. Petrowski weighs in on state transportation funding constitutional amendment

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The Highway 51-29 interchange in Wausau connects drivers traveling between Chippewa Falls and Green Bay
The Highway 51-29 interchange in Wausau connects drivers traveling between Chippewa Falls and Green Bay

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Don’t expect to see toll roads in Wisconsin any time soon.

The incoming chairman of the Wisconsin Senate’s Transportation Committee says the federal government hasn’t given the state the authority to set up a toll road system.

Senator Jerry Petrowski is a freshman in that chamber after serving in the Assembly. He says he plans to reintroduce his own proposal protecting the state transportation fund through a constitutional amendment.

It would prevent raising that fund for other state purposes.

The proposal has already passed once, but it needs to be passed by the Legislature a second time before it can go to a statewide vote needed to confirm an amendment to the state Constitution.

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