Sunday, October 26, 2008

Feds Screwed Wisconsin On Highway Billions; Taxpayers To Take More Hits

Thanks to Michael Horne, we learn that federal highway officials short-changed Wisconsin taxpayers by hundreds of millions of dollars in billings for the Marquette interchange - - and will use the same almost 50-50 split for the billions needed for the next round of regional freeway projects.

All that talk about the feds paying 80% of major highway projects: forget it.

Even for yours truly, the region's number-one cynic about the schemes and plots by WisDOT, the feds and the local regional planning agency that came up with the $6.5 billion freeway boondoggle - - I'm telling ya, this leaves me speechless.

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