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Fri Sep 27, 2013, 05:48 PM

Wisconsin Gov. Walker seeks federal funds to repair damaged Green Bay bridge

Source: Green Bay Press Gazette

Gov. Scott Walker announced Friday that he is asking the federal government to provide emergency funding for repairs to Green Bay’s damaged Leo Frigo Memorial Bridge.

Walker signed a declaration of emergency stemming from the troubled bridge, which is the first step in the process of applying for federal funds.

... If the Federal Highway Administration approves the request, the federal government would provide as much as 100 percent reimbursement for all state and local costs associated with the Leo Frigo bridge incident. Officials said the funding would be retroactive and would cover up to six months of expenses.

The bridge, which carries Interstate 43 traffic across the Fox River in Green Bay, has been closed since early Wednesday after a 400-foot section sagged about two feet and created a pronounced dip in the concrete deck.

Read more: http://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/article/20130927/GPG0101/309270299/Walker-signs-emergency-declaration-Leo-Frigo-bridge

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Newsjock Sep 2013 OP
BeyondGeography Sep 2013 #1
Still Sensible Sep 2013 #2
kimbutgar Sep 2013 #3
rurallib Sep 2013 #4
SoCalDem Sep 2013 #5
HereSince1628 Sep 2013 #6
neverforget Sep 2013 #7

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 05:54 PM

1. Gubmint money?

Handy.

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Response to BeyondGeography (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 06:03 PM

2. The fool will beg for and take the federal

money. And then go back to screaming right wing bullshit. The hypocrisy burns.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 06:21 PM

3. No money from Feds. Walker controls his legislature have them raise taxes on the rich to pay for it.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 06:30 PM

4. or hold raffles, sell candy bars and put donation canisters

on convenience store counters.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 06:38 PM

5. Hey Skippy... Call a Koch Brother

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 06:51 PM

6. Well, this is consistent with Walker's war against the impoverished.

The teahad is strong in GB and it hates Milwaukee takers which it sees as getting way too much money from those 'working hard all their lives" up north.

It's a federal interstate hwy and so deeply deserves federal repair money.



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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2013, 06:52 PM

7. I thought tax breaks fix everything?

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