State Representative - 63rd Assembly District - Racine County
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For Further Information Contact: March 11, 2010
Rep. Robin Vos
(608) 266 9171
Vos Renews Call for Hearing on No-Bid Train Deal
Madison… Rep. Robin Vos (R-Caledonia) renewed the call for a Joint Finance hearing on the no-bid train deal with Spanish company Talgo today after Milwaukee train company Super Steel announced that they were shut out of the bidding process for Wisconsin’s high speed rail project:
“The announcement made by Super Steel today only further highlights the need for the Joint Finance Committee to hold a hearing on Governor Doyle’s sweetheart no-bid deal with Talgo.
“Super Steel’s confirmation that they were shut out of the bidding process by Governor Doyle once again illustrates Doyle truly doesn’t have the needs of Wisconsin’s ailing economy in mind.
“In our original letter to co-chairs Miller and Pocan, my Republican colleagues and I recognized the fact that new jobs are a good thing. However, if the new jobs are created by destroying existing jobs, as today’s announcement suggests, that is too high a price to pay.
“Sadly, this is yet another example of Governor Doyle playing politics while Wisconsin families and workers suffer the consequences. I truly hope co-chairs Miller and Pocan will schedule a hearing before Wisconsin loses any more jobs as a result of Governor Doyle’s indifference to the bidding process.”