Candidate's Plans to Return Stimulus Rail Money May Not Work

A gubernatorial candidate in Wisconsin has made a campaign pledge to turn down federal money intended to build a high speed rail route connecting Milwaukee and Wisconsin. But some say he won't be able to do it.

Candidate Scott Walker wants to turn down $810 million in federal stimulus money approved for the rail link.

"Instead of high-speed rail service, Walker says he'll use the money to improve the state's road and bridges, a move that, at a minimum, would require an act of Congress.

State officials express doubt that what Walker is proposing is even possible, while federal transportation officials say they will not 'speculate about hypothetical scenarios.'"

Full Story: Walker wants to stop the train, but can he?

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