Maybe if town leaders just gave up they're iPhones they could afford to pave their roads?
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And if rural resentment gave us the Republican majority, than the added resentment over property value killing gravel roads will keep voters coming back for more...or will it? The easy and obvious solution to increase the gas tax isn't an option for our career politician and governor. WPR:
Wisconsin roads are in rough shape and some roads in northern Wisconsin communities are being turned from pavement to gravel. Town of Lakeside Chairman Tom Johnson said the town has about four miles of road that were previously blacktop.“Probably in a couple years, we won’t have any blacktop. We have maybe two-and-a-half miles remaining of blacktop and that’ll be all gravel.”Town of Clover Chair Beverly Steele said the town also worries about the potential for lawsuits."Pavement increases the value of properties along the pavement. If we de-pave a road, it’s possible that a property owner or owners could sue us for not maintaining the road in the condition that it is.”Town and village leaders say they’d like to see the state increase the gas tax or licensing fees to help provide more road funding.