Speedometer of a car showing 70
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker and his Transportation secretary aren't saying anything yet about a proposal to increase the speed limit in Wisconsin to 70 mph.
Republican Rep. Paul Tittl of Manitowoc unveiled his proposal Tuesday and said he is confident it will pass the Legislature and be signed into law by the end of the year.
Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has already voiced his support for the idea, but Tittl does not yet have a co-sponsor in the Senate.
Illinois became the 35th state on Monday to raise its speed limit to at least 70 mph. All of Wisconsin's other neighbors have 70 mph as their speed limit now.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The speed limit in Wisconsin would increase to 70 mph under a proposal being introduced in the state Assembly.
Republican Rep. Paul Tittl of Manitowoc planned to unveil his proposal Tuesday at a Capitol news conference.
Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has already voiced his support for the idea, saying he expected the Legislature to take up the proposal when it comes back into session in September.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed a bill allowing the speed limit to increase on rural interstates there to 70 mph, even though the Illinois State Police and Quinn's transportation chief opposed the increase, arguing higher speeds would translate into more accidents.