MILWAUKEE (AP) - Republican candidate for governor Scott Walker says he's soopposed to high-speed rail that if he's elected, he'll give backevery cent in federal funding earmarked for the project.
The $810 million for the rail line between Madison and Milwaukeecomes from federal stimulus funds. Walker on Monday said even so,the state will be on the hook for $10 million each year inmaintenance and other costs.
The Milwaukee County Executive has previously suggested usingthe funds to fix aging infrastructure, but the money can only beused for the rail project. So Walker says he'd give it allback.
Walker and former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann are the leading GOPcandidates for governor. Neumann also opposes high-speed rail. Onthe Democratic side of the race, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrettsupports the project.
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