In November 2014, voters will go to the polls to decide whether to amend the Wisconsin Constitution to bar public officials from raiding the state’s road fund for other uses.
Since 2003, more than $1.3 billion has been redirected from the transportation fund and spent on unrelated programs. AJR 2 would prevent any money the state collects through the gas tax, fees imposed on driver’s licenses and titling vehicles from being diverted from the transportation fund.
A constitutional amendment requires passage by subsequent legislatures and the public. AJR 2 has now been passed twice by the legislature, so now it will go to the public for a vote.
Additional information on transportation funding is available in the latest Tap the Power from the Legislative Reference Bureau.