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Opposition grows to Walker's transportation funding plan

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Opposition is growing to Gov. Scott Walker's call to borrow $1.3 billion to pay for roads rather than increasing the gas tax or raising vehicle registration fees.

Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday that new revenues have to be found to pay for roads, and he was open to raising vehicle registration fees based on miles people drive.

Republican Sen. Tom Tiffany, a member of the Legislature's budget committee, says Walker's funding plan for transportation gives him the "biggest heartburn" of anything in the budget.

Vos and Tiffany both commented at a Wisconsin Counties Association meeting.

A coalition of groups representing road builders, local governments and labor unions issued a statement Wednesday opposing Walker's plan, saying it was not sustainable.

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