In today's No-Surprise Department, State Rep. Bob Turner, D-Racine, expressed support for the Joint Finance Committee's approval early this morning -- middle of the night, actually -- of a KRM Authority funded by a $16 tax on rental cars.
“I think it is a win-win situation for Racine in that we will see the KRM project realized without the imposition of a sales tax increase in Racine County,” Turner said.
“I am extremely happy that this compromise has been negotiated under the leadership of Finance Committee members John Lehman and Cory Mason,” said Turner. “I will do my best to convince my colleagues in the Assembly that this is a workable and fair way to fund commuter rail in Southeast Wisconsin. I have great hopes for the future of this project.”
The proposal was engineered by State Sen. John Lehman, D-Racine and passed on a party-line vote in the Democrat-controlled committee. And Lehman and Mason have endorsed Turner for mayor in next Tuesday's election.