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Walker would sign budget with no borrowing for roads

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker's spokeswoman says the governor would sign a state budget that includes no borrowing to pay for highways and other transportation projects in Wisconsin, a move that would delay work all across the state.

Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said Friday that is not his preferred option, but if the Legislature decides to do it, he would sign it. Walker has steadfastly opposed raising gas taxes or other fees to pay for roads.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Wednesday first publicly voiced the possibility of doing away with all of the $1.3 billion in borrowing to pay for transportation that Walker proposed.

Budget committee co-chair Rep. John Nygren says he doesn't want to delay roads projects and that negotiations are "a little bit of a stare off."

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