While Jessica McBride gives unalloyed kudos to the 12 Legislators who signed onto Steve Nass' proposal which would have stopped Wisconsin gas tax collections for a full month, I suspect that some of the folks deserve less than a full red-badge.
Jeskewitz? Lazich? C'mon. Jeskewitz is working on saving her job--and Lazich's conservative leanings, while markedly more certain than Jeskewitz', are not exactly legendary--as opposed, for example, to Nass' Lassee's, or Gundrum's.
The fact is (Jessica's right) that the Association of General Contractors and the road-builders are the financial lifeline of the Pubbies in the Legislature. Actually cutting into their meal-ticket would offend them, and trust me, there's big money out there. Ask Scott Jensen, who will NOT consider removing the no-vote-automatic-escalator of the gas-tax because "it would make planning [difficult.]"
Yeah--that marginal 1/2 a cent or so every year would certainly cause all the road projects to simply disappear, Scott.
And some things are simply more important than taxpayers' personal budgets, right Scott?
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