The Wisconsin legislature passed a budget on Sept. 15 that will create a $100 annual registration fee for electric motor vehicles and a $75 annual registration fee for hybrid motor vehicles. The bill also authorizes $400 million in bonds to fund transportation projects. Gov. Scott Walker (R) approved the measure on Sept. 21, but issued a line-item veto on a proposed study of toll roads. Wisconsin is the 19th state that requires electric vehicles to pay an additional registration fee, and the ninth state to pass such a fee in 2017 alone. Read More>>

Illinois lawmakers are considering raising the gas tax as a way to improve the state’s transportation infrastructure and create jobs, Rep. Dan Brady (R-Bloomington) told Illinois News Network. Read More>>

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