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Sat Feb 16, 2013, 10:11 AM

Wisconsin: Walker set to sell State's power plants, other assets

Here we go folks. Say goodbye to Wisconsin.

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/walker-says-hell-invest-64-million-for-transportation-needs-gu8pt6h-191416591.html


Gov. Scott Walker is seeking to sell off hundreds of millions of dollars in power plants or other state assets to help pay some of the borrowing he is proposing as part of his two-year $6.4 billion transportation plan unveiled Friday.

The controversial move to sell the 37 power and heating plants - already being outlined to lawmakers - would, if it happened, help the Republican governor and the state keep on schedule with key Milwaukee area projects such as the Zoo Interchange and Hoan Bridge. The move could also have the unexpected effect of linking the prices paid by some utility customers to the financing of the state's road system.

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The plants include units that serve University of Wisconsin campuses in Milwaukee, Madison and elsewhere, state prisons and the Mendota Mental Health Institute in Madison.



And then there's this dumb-ass, whom the Urinal/Sentinel somehow always seems to find space to mention ...


Terrance McGowan, president and business manager of the operating engineers' local, praised Walker for bringing a ray of hope to workers at his union. McGowan's union endorsed Walker in the 2010 race.

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Reply Wisconsin: Walker set to sell State's power plants, other assets (Original post)
Scuba Feb 2013 OP
ewagner Feb 2013 #1
mokawanis Feb 2013 #2
summerschild Feb 2013 #3
RubiconIII Feb 2013 #4
Scuba Feb 2013 #5
Viking12 Feb 2013 #6
RubiconIII Feb 2013 #7
hue Feb 2013 #8

Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 11:38 AM

1. I was wondering

when/if he would bring this back...he backed off during the Act 10 demonstrations but he's back at it again...

tell me again...

how much money did Walker's campaign get from the highway builders?

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Response to ewagner (Reply #1)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:13 PM

2. I wonder if the day will come

when Wisconsin voters wake up to the awful things Walker is doing to our state.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sat Feb 16, 2013, 01:27 PM

3. Great comments from Wisconsin voters on this article and on Walker!


I remain amazed that Walker won the recall.

I continue to wonder if he really did.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:08 AM

4. Power Plants

The state entities now being served by these state owned plants would then be at the mercy of the private market and likely charge the public more. And you can be assured Walker's supporters in the Coal and energy business will likely get them at a bargain price.

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Response to RubiconIII (Reply #4)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 09:34 AM

5. You obviously get "it".

Now stop posting so much!!!

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Response to Scuba (Reply #5)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:23 PM

6. LOL. Welcome to DU, RubiconIII.

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Response to Viking12 (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 02:29 PM

7. Thank you.

Thank you. However, I am not completely new. I used to be "Broca" on the old site before it was redone.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Sun Feb 17, 2013, 04:28 PM

8. K&R!

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