The GOP-supported budget included a provision surrounding a state study of mileage-based fees. The language would have required the Department of Transportation to submit a recommendation to the state’s 16-member budget committee, which could then be approved or revised by the panel, rather than the full Legislature. Lawmakers ultimately decided to amend the language to ensure approval by the full Legislature would be needed to create new fees based on how many miles vehicles traveled.
But Gov. Evers rejected the language in its entirety.