Wisconsin towns create gravel roads amid tight state budget

NORTHFIELD, Wis. — Officials in small Wisconsin towns say construction costs and budget cuts in the state government have caused them to convert their blacktop roads to gravel. State funding for local governments in the form of municipal aid has been cut over the last 10 years as local transportation funding has remained roughly flat, Wisconsin Public Radio (http://bit.ly/2m9qkGT ) reported. The state has also limited how much towns can raise from local property taxes — restrictions that grew stricter under Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

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Source: StarTribune

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