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Gas tax debate a key Wisconsin campaign issue

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

Transportation funding is one of the main issues facing Wisconsin voters in the November elections.

Governor Scott Walker said the Department of Transportation's 2017-19 budget proposal does what he hoped it would, namely increase funds to local governments and focus on safety and maintenance of the state's existing infrastructure. He said the $65 million increase in funding to local governments is the largest year-to-date change in local aid since 1999-2000.

Critics contend the plan doesn't come up with enough revenue to maintain Wisconsin's roads.

It's certainly a topic discussed among candidates for the State Assembly and State Senate.

Watch Caroline Hecker's story above to learn what candidates in the 92nd and 94th Assembly and the 32nd Senate feel about the Governor's proposals and what to do about the possibility of raising the state's gas tax. 

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