Analysts say Wisconsin's roads fund should end the 2015-2017
budget in better shape than Gov. Scott Walker anticipated.
Fiscal Bureau said Friday the fund should end the biennium with
$84.7 million rather than the $11.2 million Walker estimated.
collections during the last half of 2014 have set a higher
starting point than Walker's administration assumed. Gas tax
revenue is expected to rise over the next three fiscal years.
Vehicle registrations are expected to rise slightly over the next
two years and debt service is expected to come in $37 million
lower than Walker estimated.
calls for borrowing $1.3 billion for roads. The leaders of the
Legislature's finance committee, Rep. John Nygren and Sen. Alberta
Darling, said the new projections should help ease road-building