While speaking to county officials from around Wisconsin, Governor Jim Doyle says their wish lists for federal stimulus funded projects have not gone unheard. With tongue in cheek, Doyle says it would take "$400 billion" to provide for all their requests, along with the states' wish list.
At the annual Wisconsin Counties Association Legislative Exchange, Doyle says he is "discouraged" with the U.S. Senate version of the stimulus plan. He says the chamber eliminated a $25 billion fund that would have gone to education, as well as fire and police services.
Doyle says regardless of what stimulus package we end up with, jobs in Wisconsin will be created by infrastructure improvement.
The House and Senate's stimulus packages will need to be worked out in conference committee before heading to President Obama.