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Vos: Maybe there should be no new borrowing for roads

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says Republicans are discussing delaying $1.3 billion worth of highway construction and other roads projects across Wisconsin since Gov. Scott Walker is unwilling to raises taxes or fees to pay for it.

Vos said Wednesday that Republicans are talking about not doing any of the additional borrowing Walker asked for in his budget to pay for roads projects.

Other Republicans have talked about lowering the amount of bonding by between $300 million and $800 million.

Vos says, "Maybe there should be no new bonding. Maybe that's one option."

Walker has repeatedly said he won't approve a gas tax increase or higher vehicle registration fees. Vos has said higher fees should be considered.

Transportation funding is one of the last unsolved pieces of the budget.

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