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Republican lawmakers bash Walker roads plan

Wisconsin Republicans broke ranks with Gov. Scott Walker on his transportation budget proposal Thursday, warning the governor's plans to delay a number of major projects will leave the state facing higher road-building costs in the future.

The opposition from some of the Assembly's most powerful players could divide the state GOP next year as lawmakers consider whether to include the plan in the final 2017-19 state budget.

"This budget request falls short of addressing the long-term funding crisis in our transportation budget," Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, Majority Leader Jim Steineke, Assistant Majority Leader Dan Knodl and Rep. John Nygren, co-chairman of the...

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