Gov. Tony Evers’ budget includes an 8-cent increase in the state gas tax, meaning you’ll have to hand the government nearly 12 dollars every time you fill your minivan (including federal gas tax). The governor’s proposed tax hike would also index the gas tax to inflation, meaning it will probably increase every year without our elected officials voting on it. Members of the Joint Committee on Finance and legislative leadership have said publicly that they are not supporting this gas tax hike and are discussing alternative solutions to fund transportation priorities in our state.
Wisconsin has a budget surplus and projected revenue growth of more than $1.8 billion over the next two years. Because the government doesn’t have a revenue problem, a funding solution could be as simple as lawmakers committing some or all the tax collected on auto/auto parts sales to the transportation fund.
There’s no reason for the governor to hike the gas tax to nearly 60 cents on Wisconsin families. It’s too much of a burden. Thank lawmakers for stopping the gas tax hike and ask them to support sustainable transportation funding today!