November 13, 2015

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Funding Approved for US 10/WIS 441 and Highway 15

Great news for the Fox Valley! The Joint Finance Committee (JFC), on a bipartisan vote, released the $350 million available in the budget to fund critical road projects around the state including US 10/WIS 441 and Highway 15. This funding was already set aside in the budget and just needed to be released by the JFC. I have worked hard to convince my colleagues to take action on the available funding because this will reduce the delay on these projects from two years to one year. Even with the $350 million in bonding, the state's total bonding is at the lowest it has been in the last decade. Please see my public statement below:

Rep. Murphy Statement on Funding for Transportation Projects

(Madison)...Representative Dave Murphy (R-Greenville) released the following statement in response to the Joint Finance Committee's (JFC) vote to release $350 million in contingency bonding to prevent delays to critical road projects:

"The JFC's decision to release the funding allocated for road projects in the budget is good news for the Fox Valley,” said Murphy. “The Highway 10/441 and Highway 15 projects will now get increased funding to put them back on a better timeframe.”

“I fought for the Fox Valley projects because I place a high priority on good infrastructure. Projects already in progress should always take a higher priority than those not begun. We all get tired of dodging those orange construction barrels, and the release of these funds will get those barrels out of our way sooner.”

“Going forward, we have an audit of the State Highway Program in the works. We are working on other legislation to improve efficiencies in our transportation construction and we will continue to explore ways to enhance revenue for the Transportation Fund.”

Assembly in Session on Monday

The Assembly will be in session on Monday, November 16th. You can view the calendar here. There will be 12 bills considered, including AB 387 (Campaign Finance) and AB 388 (Government Accountability Board). The Assembly already passed AB 387 and AB 388, but since the State Senate made amendments, the Assembly must concur so the legislation is identical in both houses. I voted for AB 387 and AB 388 when the Assembly first considered these bills.


This memo from the non-partisan Legislative Council describes in plain language the Senate amendments for AB 387: Click here.

This memo from the Legislative Council explains the Senate amendments for AB 388: Click here.

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