Newsmakers: Gov. Walker's Transportation Budget
When he ran for the office, Republican Gov. Scott Walker promised to recommend a 2011-13 transportation budget that would fix Wisconsin’s "crumbling" bridges and highways. He offered that budget on March 1, and three transportation experts were panelists in a March 15 Newsmakers interview to grade the governor’s proposals. Analyzing the proposed budget and its cuts in aids to local governments and bus systems were Pat Goss, executive director of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, Craig Thompson, executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin, and Stephen Hiniker, executive director of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin and a member of Dane County’s Regional Transportation Association.