July 26, 2018
Wisconsin’s road funding debate is paved with plenty of half-truths. A big one is that local officials have no money to do necessary upkeep, or that it’s the state’s fault that town, municipal, and county roads are full of potholes. Not true – a new MacIver Institute analysis found that in too many cases, local officials simply aren’t making basic road repairs a top priority at budget time. And remember: most local roads are entirely a local responsibility. It’s a convenient way to try wringing more money out of state government, but a disservice to local motorists.
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