Lawmakers Consider How To Get DOT In Line

MacIver News Service | February 21,2017

By Bill Osmulski

[Madison, Wisc…] The Legislative Audit Committee recommended the state put more information and reporting requirements on the Wisconsin DOT after a devastating report.

The auditors told the committee about the trouble they encountered collecting basic information from the DOT. The department new secretary, Dave Ross, told the committee things were already changing under his management.

Democrats voiced concern about the recommendations. Rep. Sargent asked what difference new rules will make when the DOT wasn’t following the old ones. Sen. Vinehout wanted to know where the Joint Committee on Finance was when DOT project costs were exploding.

The committee voted unanimously to introduce a bill based on the auditors’ recommendations.