The Associated Press November 4, 2010, 10:45AM ET

Wis. gov-elect says train can still be stopped

Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker says lawyers are "coming out of the woodwork" with suggestions for him about how to stop a proposed high-speed rail line connecting Madison to Milwaukee.

Walker said Wednesday that he thinks there are a variety of options to stop the project which is being paid for with $810 million in federal stimulus money. Outgoing Gov. Jim Doyle's administration signed deals with federal officials committing to spending all of the money on the project.

The Republican Walker made his pledge to stop the project part of his successful run for governor. But supporters of the project say that will cost the state money as it has to give back what is already spent and break the deals entered into by Doyle.

But Walker says he thinks a way can be found to get out of the project, which he says most voters do not want and is a waste of money.


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