Fitzgerald says Senate won’t override veto of gas tax increase

Fitzgerald says Senate won’t override veto of gas tax increase
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Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says Republicans will not support a gas tax increase or vote to override any veto by Gov. Scott Walker on that issue.

Fitzgerald commented Thursday after Republicans on the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee said they were willing to look at raising taxes to pay for roads.

But Fitzgerald says as long as Walker remains opposed to the idea, the Senate will not do it. He says there is not a will to override a Walker veto on that issue.

Walker threatened to veto a gas tax increase in a tweet on Thursday night.

Fitzgerald said Republicans are exploring other options, but he would not say what they were.

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