So Will They Follow the Party?

The following resolution was adopted by the State Republican Delegation at this years State Convention:

WHEREAS, various proposals for light and commuter (METRA)rail systems in the Milwaukee-Kenosha corridor have been made in recent years, almost invariably at frightful cost to the taxpayers; and
WHEREAS, Southeastern Wisconsin does not have the density of population necessary for the economical operation of such a system; and
WHEREAS, the voters have demonstrated their opposition to light rail in referendum after referendum; and
WHEREAS, the voters have not been able to vote on the proposed METRA line; and
WHEREAS, most supporters of light and commuter rail do not intend to ride the rails themselves, but just want to get the other guys off the road, whether they like it or not:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Republican Party of Wisconsin, in convention assembled, that no public funds be expended on light or commuter (METRA) rail in Wisconsin.

This same resolution passed our First Congressional Caucus unanimously. The most notable thing was that Representative Vos, County Executive (soon-to-be State Senator) McReynolds, and County Supervisor (soon-to-be State Representative) Wanggaard were in attendance and had no objection to this resolution.

So what is their real position on METRA? They have all said they support METRA but have not objected to the Republican Party resolution urging them not to and have voted for the resolution.

Where do they stand, with the taxpayers or with the special interest groups?

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