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Wisconsin voters weigh transportation amendment


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Wisconsin voters are deciding whether to change the state constitution to prevent transfers of money from the state transportation fund.

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers proposed the amendment after the Legislature used $1.4 billion from the existing transportation fund to pay for schools and other expenses between 2003 and 2011. At the same time, the state borrowed $1.2 billion for transportation projects.

The transportation fund includes money collected through the gas tax and fees imposed on driver's licenses and vehicle titles. The amendment would require the money to be used for road maintenance and construction and other transportation needs.

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