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Walker says state should turn down money for rail lines

MILWAUKEE - Republican candidate for governor Scott Walker says the state should just say no to federal funding for a high-speed rail line -- unless Washington also agrees to cover the costs of operating it.

The high-speed rail would connect Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The federal government is offering 823 million dollars to pay for the construction. Walker says he worries that money to run the rail service would have to come from road and bridge projects.

A spokesman for Governor Doyle complained that Walker is politicizing what should be a big opportunity for Wisconsin.