Jason Stein, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Published 10:11 a.m. CT Feb. 28, 2018 | Updated 2:06 p.m. CT Feb. 28, 2018
MADISON - Wisconsin is shifting up to $90 million away from other state highway projects to do road work related to the massive Foxconn factory being built in Racine County.
GOP Gov. Scott Walker's administration has said that no other road work has been delayed because the state has tapped savings from other projects that have come in under budget.
But a memo from the Legislature's nonpartisan budget office found that, even after accounting for the savings, the state still has $70 million to $90 million less for other road projects after allocating the money to prepare for Foxconn Technology Group. The report also found that the condition of state roads is expected to deteriorate over the next decade.
The findings drew a sharp response from Democratic leaders who requested the report and released it Wednesday.
"If it wasn’t clear by now, as long as Governor Walker is in office, our roads will never be fixed. The governor has failed to address transportation funding for seven years, and now he is prioritizing Foxconn over desperately needed road repairs all over the state,” Rep. Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) said.
Read more: https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2018/02/28/wisconsin-shifting-up-90-million-local-road-funding-foxconn-related-projects/380750002/
Let's change our state's name to Foxconnsin.