As Congress gets set to consider a national stimulus plan to help states weather the economic crisis, Governor Jim Doyle says local officials are making their voices heard on what projects they'd like to see funded.
Doyle says the requests are coming in "fast and furious" to help get a number of worthy projects off the ground.
The Governor says he's been talking to county and municipal leaders about what types of projects will be funded. He says those that are ready to go as soon as federal funding is approved will likely be at the top of the list. Still, he admits not all projects will receive stimulus money.
So far, only Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker has come forward saying he doesn't want any federal stimulus money. Doyle says that's his choice, but he finds it strange that there would be only one county in the U.S. not participating.
The state has already submitted a $3.7 billion wish list of projects to the federal government. Congress could approve a plan by next month.