They cite WISTAX, a non-partisan tax watchdog:
...As borrowing has increased, the share of the state transportation budget going to debt service has grown. WISTAX found that these mandatory debt payments rose 230% from $93.3 million in 2002 to $306.9 million in 2012. Debt service accounted for only 4.1% of transportation expenditures in 2002 but 9.5% by 2012....
Gee. Who was Governor between 2002-2012? And didn't that Governor
I'm no fan of Big Spending, nor Big Borrowing, and have noted that Walker's budget is laden with both. But in fairness, Walker didn't put the State into the position it's in.
That was Diamond Jim Doyle.
Either way, the RoadBuilder Lobby scores again!!!