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Walker says he’ll keep campaign promise not to raise gas tax, vehicle registration fees to pay for transportation projects

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DELAVAN — Gov. Scott Walker says he intends to keep his campaign promise not to raise the gas tax or vehicle registration fees to pay for transportation projects in Wisconsin.

Walker said Monday that despite his position, he still believes a deal can be reached with the Legislature’s budget-writing committee this week on how to pay for highways and other roads projects.

The transportation budget is one of the last pending issues before the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee. Lawmakers have been unable to reach a deal with Walker.

Many Republicans don’t want to borrow the $1.3 billion that Walker has called for to pay for the projects. They are also looking at ways to delay work that’s either scheduled or ongoing, but they haven’t been able to come up with a deal.