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Walker Really Saved Us A Bunch Of Money, Didn’t He?

Posted by Chris Liebenthal on December 23, 2010

Yet another consequence from Scott Walker putting his ideology before reality:

The state and some Wisconsin counties are stuck with the $35 million tab to upgrade a freight line between Madison and Watertown now that federal high-speed train money is gone.

“The state had been waiting nearly a decade for federal money to come to Wisconsin to upgrade this freight line,” said Ken Lucht, manager of community development for Wisconsin & Southern Railroad Co., the state-contracted operator of the 33-mile track. “But because it is being redirected to other parts of the country, it’s pretty clear now the state is going to have to rebuild it themselves.

Even if you use Walker’s bogus numbers in the cost to operate the rail, it would still take at least five years
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