Assembly Speaker Robin Vos: No easy solution for state's $1 billion transportation budget deficit

MADISON — Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos wants to make it clear that there are "No Easy Answers" for solving the state's $1 billion transportation budget deficit.

That's the title of a 27-page document Vos distributed to Republican Assembly members in advance of the next legislative session, laying out possible solutions to the funding shortfall.

Figuring out what to do about Wisconsin's crumbling roads and massive ongoing highway projects in the most populated parts of the state is expected to be one of the most difficult issues the Legislature faces next year.

Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't want a gas tax or vehicle fee increase.

But Vos and other Republicans have said it's irresponsible to delay projects and borrow as much as Walker wants.