Walker claimed that he opposed the 100% federally funded train because of the annual operating costs to the state, which amounted to around $7 million. But now the state is on the line for as much as $118 million, for which it will have received nothing at all. In other words, for the dollars the governor has put at risk, the state could have funded the new train operation for about a decade and a half.
Former Madison, WI Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, “You thought Wisconsin losing high-speed rail was bad? It actually just got worse.”
The moral of this story is that when a Republican tells you they’re for fiscal responsibility, it means you can kiss your tax dollars goodbye.