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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

 1:26 PM 

Nygren proposes one JFC vote on road bonding

Joint Finance Co-chair John Nygren is circulating a motion that would have the committee vote tomorrow on approving the full $350 million in contingency bonding for roadwork rather than just the first $200 million of it.

The committee tomorrow was expected to take up a DOT request to free up $200 million in contingency bonding during 2015-16. Lawmakers built $350 million of contingency bonding into the state budget broken up over two years with the $150 million in the second year of the biennium.

Nygren said that $150 million would still be for 2016-17. But his motion would allow for one vote to approve all of the bonding rather than requiring the administration submit a second request.

The Walker administration has already indicated it plans to seek the $150 million in the second year of the biennium.


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