Governor Jim Doyle says he'll sign legislation to end Wisconsin's automatic increase in the gas tax, saying gas prices have already taken a toll on Wisconsin families.
The Legislature approved a bill this month to end the gas tax, which kicks in automatically every year to keep pace with inflation.
Doyle initially expressed reservations about the bill when momentum first began to build for it. At the time he said the move would strip five-point-one (m) million dollars out of the transportation budget.
In today's announcement he said when elected officials want to raise taxes, they should do it transparently, "in the light of day."
Without the gas tax, Doyle says elected officials will have to make tough decisions on how to fund Wisconsin's roads