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.
September 29, 2010, 11am PDT | Nate Berg
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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.'"

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Published on Tuesday, September 28, 2010 in The Capital Times
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