Wisconsin "Gas Tax Holiday" Proposed

Three Republican lawmakers say Wisconsinites deserve a gas tax holiday for the rest of the year.

It would cut pump prices by 15 cents a gallon and take 170 million dollars out of the state budget.

The legislators want to cut the 30 cent-a-gallon tax in half from September first and December 31st. They figure it'll save about 100 dollars on average for a family with two cars.

Regular unleaded prices hit an average $2.64 a gallon in Wisconsin Wednesday, up from a $1.94 a year ago.

Representatives Robin Vos, Pat Strachota and Don Pridemore want Governor Doyle to call the Legislature into special session to approve their plan.

The lawmakers say funding shortfall would be covered by 181 million that would accumulate in the transportation fund over the next two years.