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State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout Would Revive High-Speed Rail As Governor

April 17, 2012

Showcasing the vast differences between the overly partisan Scott Walker administration, and the model for how a governor can instead perform in the proud Wisconsin tradition, comes the plans of State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. 

Clearly Wisconsin needs a leader with a vision about the long-term needs of our citizens.

The Democratic primary for governor is just about three weeks away, and all the candidates are working to put forth ideas that will assist the state in getting out of the ditch of partisanship and unfairness that it now resides due to Walker’s intentioned actions.

Placing high-speed rail in the mix of economic plans is not only one that allows real hope for Wisconsin, but makes a tremendous amount of ‘green’ sense.

Let us not forget Governor Scott Walker, a man who never finished college, and only was a ”C” student at Marquette, wrongly concluded that trains were somehow a drain on society.

State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout is to be applauded for this policy move, and her determination to make this state once again workable for all.

* Urge the federal government to provide funding for high-speed rail in Wisconsin and establish a maintenance facility for it in Milwaukee. Walker rejected a federal grant that would have created a passenger rail line from Milwaukee to Madison.

* Allow local governments to form regional transit authorities. Democrats created a system to do that in 2009 when they ran the Legislature, but Republicans got rid of it.

Politics is at its best when viewed as the art of the possible. Making policies that open doors to future growth, opportunities, and expanded horizons is really what politicians should aspire to do when given the chance. It is what citizens desire to hear, and how they wish to be led.

I am very pleased with all the Democratic candidates that are vying for the nomination to face Scott Walker in the June recall election.

  1. skip1930 permalink
    April 20, 2012 8:23 PM

    ~A Spanish influenced and designed train between Madison and Milwaukee, who’s going to ride that? [It is not a high speed train and I suggest we follow the money]. And why a company out of Spain, given a sweetheart deal here in Wisconsin, to build the stupid train? Follow the money. Nobody wants this train. And nobody wants to pay for it. Let someone else have the funds for the train…good!!


  2. Pablo permalink
    April 18, 2012 2:13 PM

    All it is is lip service. That Federal pay slip has left the station. She does not say how she will pay the annual state cost to run the train….Dah

  3. April 17, 2012 5:32 PM

    Although I’m happy she is for HSR and RTA’s I find it very unlikely that Wisconsin has any chance in the near future to get back on the HSR train, as those funds have been redirected to other states.

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