Wisconsin has begun the process of formally asking for federal stimulus money. Governor Jim Doyle was in Washington D.C. Monday to submit the state's plans to use the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create jobs and rebuild the economy.
Doyle and other governors also met with President Obama to discuss the economy and the perils states are facing right now. The Governor says they also talked about how to use the stimulus package to rebuild confidence in the system and get people back to work.
Doyle says most governors are excited, although some Republicans continue to voice opposition to the plan. He says those governors are walking a tightrope because they're criticizing the plan, but still intend to take the money. Doyle joked with reporters that Wisconsin would be happy to take any money other states don't want to use
Overall, Doyle says there's a great deal of enthusiasm about the plan from other governors.