STATE NEWS ROUNDUP: Wisconsin 31st in highway rankings
Thirty states have better highway systems than Wisconsin. That’s according to an annual report by the Reason Foundation of California. The think tank analyzed national figures from 2009 – things like road-and-bridge conditions, congestion, death rates, and spending for improvements. Wisconsin’s ranking is 10 places lower than two years before, when the state had the 21st best highway network. The study said Wisconsin increased its road spending, but it has not paid off – not yet, anyway.