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Governor Doyle: “Let’s pass legislation”

Posted in Uncategorized by SERTA on January 27, 2010

The following is an excerpt from Governor Doyle’s State of the State Address, the entire text can be found here.

“Let’s also pass legislation to create a Regional Transit Authority in southeast Wisconsin. I want to thank the legislators from southeast Wisconsin, led by Senator Lehman and Representative Barca, who worked on this proposal with my Administration.

Make no mistake, this is a jobs bill.

Last week, I stood with CEOs of some of Wisconsin’s largest employers — Tim Sullivan of Bucyrus, Ed Zore of Northwestern Mutual, Fisk Johnson of SC Johnson, Bob Mariano of Roundy’s, and Scott VanderSanden of AT&T Wisconsin.

They said a regional transit authority is critical for the future of their companies. Tim Sullivan said it best – “This is not a want; this is an absolute need for the community.”

These CEOs represent hundreds of companies that employ thousands of people in southeast Wisconsin who all say this has to be done. Let’s listen to them and pass this bill.”

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