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Illinois gets $808 million train business Scott Walker destroyed in Wisconsin

(Source: The Political Environment, March 22, 2013)

When Scott Walker forced the cancellation of a Madison-to-Milwaukee Amtrak line in 2011, he and legislators also broke a contract to build train equipment for several states at a developing Milwaukee factory in the economically-depressed 30th. St. corridor.

All to satisfy a Walker campaign promise to block the federally-funded Madison-to-Milwaukee high-speed rail construction plan which Walker said would cost the state $10 million annually, but which state officials said would cost the state as little as $750,000 annually.

As a result, Illinois is celebrating the news that $808 million for new trains will be managed there or built in Illinois for delivery to five states.

Full story: The Political Environment

Monday, March 25, 2013

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