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Groups speak out against road-tax hike
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By Scott Bauer Associated Press MADISON - A coalition of 10 powerful Wisconsin business groups spoke out Monday about a proposal from the Department of Transportation that would increase taxes and fees by more than $750 million to pay for roads projects. The statewide chamber of commerce joined with groups representing grocery stores, restaurants, convenience stores, gas stations, truckers, car dealers and small businesses in issuing a statement questioning the gas tax hike and other fee increases, saying they could put businesses at a competitive disadvantage. It is the loudest public opposition to the plan, meant to help close a multimillion shortfall, since it was made public 10 days ago.