During his lengthy tenure as Wisconsin governor, Tommy Thompson made it clear that he liked to build stuff.
Buildings, bridges and roads. Especially roads.
“I like to build things — you better believe it,” Thompson said during a Wednesday talk at the Milwaukee Press Club.
Now Thompson is trying to persuade the incoming governor and lawmakers to follow his legacy.
The former four-term Republican governor called on Democratic Gov.-elect Tony Evers to work with the Republican leaders of the Legislature to jointly push through a significant “revenue enhancement” to pay for improved roads.
“They should sit down and reach a compromise,” Thompson said. “Let’s face it — gas taxes have not been raised for a long time.”