State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.
Chuck Devore, a candidate for U.S. Senate in
You can guess what has happened since the November 2008 vote. Cost estimates are increasing with a one-way fare from
Estimates of ridership, according to Devore who cites a newspaper report, were based on public employees intentionally holding back final projections to help get the ballot project approved.
Devore adds paying back the bonds will be extremely costly.
If all this sounds familiar, it should.
The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee quickly approved spending $810 million of federal stimulus money for high speed rail between
Specific figures about the cost of fares and ridership are unknown. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has reported that only 55 permanent jobs will be created.
Devore concludes his piece on Big Government with this advice:
“As for the rest of
We would be wise to pay attention.
Here is the latest about California high speed rail from the LA Times.