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Wisconsin Assembly takes up faster highway projects bill Tuesday

Road closed sign used during the Highway 51 construction project 4/18/2013 copyright 2013 Midwest Communications, Inc.
Road closed sign used during the Highway 51 construction project 4/18/2013 copyright 2013 Midwest Communications, Inc.

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Eleven Wisconsin highway projects would be built sooner than expected, under a bill to be considered by the Assembly Tuesday.

The measure would spend $43 million from the projected billion-dollar surplus on the road projects.

The work would begin before the current fiscal year ends on June 30th, thus creating room for more projects in the following year.

The Assembly Transportation Committee endorsed the measure on a 13-2 vote last week.

Three Democrats joined all Republicans in supporting the speeded-up highway work. Two Democrats voted no.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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