Governor Doyle is questioning how Michigan beat out Wisconsin in a bid to have General Motors build a new line of small cars in Janesville.
The automaker announced last week that it would build a new car line in Orion, Michigan, rather than reopening a facility in Janesville. Governor Doyle says he's curious how they beat out an offer from the Badger State. Even though he doubts he'll ever see the offer, the governor says he believes Wisconsin had a better offer on the table.
Doyle says Michigan won the new production line by offering temporary benefits Wisconsin already has in place. He cites a personal property tax credit on equipment over the next ten years, something Wisconsin already offers permanently.
Despite his curiousity, Doyle isn't offering any details of what Wisconsin offered GM to bring back work to Janesville. The governor says it was a "part of negotiations" and he's not going to talk about it publicly.