The state budget is more than two weeks overdue and Senate Republicans are getting desperate. After loudly opposing swiping the state's credit card for fixing our state's crumbling roads and bridges during the 2015-2017 budget process, Senate Republicans proposed borrowing $712 million over the next two years for roads. Even worse, nearly half of that figure would be paid back from accounts that fund schools and health care programs.
Wisconsin reporters caught on quickly to Senate Republicans misleading the public and flip-flopping on their promises:
Wisconsin State Journal: With borrowing-heavy road plan, state Senate GOP does stark turnaround
"Tiffany said last week that he now doesn’t believe new transportation revenues are needed in the next budget."