threat of forfeiting $125 million in federal road-construction funds
could help a Wisconsin lawmaker’s proposal to lower the state’s
blood-alcohol limit pass the state Legislature, according to local
2000 federal law requires each state’s legislature to adopt the
0.08 limit by 2004 or lose 2 percent of its highway money.
state Transportation Department study estimates Wisconsin would
lose $125 million in federal money by 2008 if it does not lower
the limit, according to The Daily Reporter.
that adopt the new limit by 2007 can recover the withheld funds.