Senator Olsen is Wrong – Senate GOP Hasn’t Taken a Pro-Gas Tax Position

Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater) issued the following statement regarding the Joint Finance Committee’s discussion of the 2017-19 Department of Transportation budget.  In particular, the statements by Senator Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) implying that Senate Republicans are prepared to increase revenues such as the state gas tax:

“Senator Olsen doesn’t speak for me on the gas tax.  I am standing with the middle class taxpayers and Governor Walker in opposing a gas tax increase in the 2017-19 state budget.  Just tonight in response to the drumbeat for a gas tax increase from some members on the Joint Finance Committee, the Governor issued a forceful warning to those GOP legislators – he will veto a gas tax increase.”