Clear | 9MPH




April 2014


UPDATE: Governor's office says it has no records of communication

A press release sent from the MacIver Institute Wednesday afternoon reported that Gov. Jim Doyle's office said it has no records relating to the decision to pull the Oconomowoc high speed rail stop.

“This keeps getting more and more interesting,” said Brett Healy, president of the John K. MacIver Institute for Public Policy.

Susan Crawford, Governor Doyle’s chief legal counsel, sent a message Sept. 7 that said the office conducted a search for records related to the request and "found no responsive records in the custody of the Governor's Office."

The MacIver Institute said it has yet to receive a response from the Department of Transportation.

“This is the most controversial public works project in our state’s history and one of Governor Doyle’s top remaining priorities as he prepares to leave office but he wasn’t notified of a dramatic change to suddenly drop Oconomowoc as a station location?” said Healy. “Common sense would suggest the Governor’s staff would be in constant contact with the professionals over at DOT as they try to fast-track this project before the Governor hands over the reins to his successor.”
Healy said he doesn’t understand the reason the DOT is taking so long to comply with a simple request.
“All the public wants to know is why the DOT decided to kick Oconomowoc out, who made that decision and was it retribution for local officials asking tough questions about the overall cost of the project?” said Healy.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Living Lake Country

E-mail Newsletter

Top stories from the Lake Country area. Tuesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Lakecountry Watch

View All Posts Got a tip? rss
Election 2014

Click the links below
for local election coverage

Lake Country Reporter

Oconomowoc Focus

Mukwonago Chief

Sussex Sun

Kettle Moraine Index





Community Pride 2013


Click here for stories
on community pride








Rummage Router
Just click to find a rummage near you
Your Photos
Maria Anderson - Hartland , WI
Community Blogs

Lake Country residents share their views on news, happenings and current events.

By Mike Garber
Egg Laying Bunny and the Ten Plagues

It's Hemmer Time
By Amy L. Geiger-Hemmer
Please Mr. Postman!!!

Cook's Corner
By Cynthia Acosta Luksich
With braces comes a Ninja: Fruit and yogurt smoothies

Eagle's Eye
By Al Neuhauser

Community Splashes
By Kurt Roskopf
June 7th Adaptive Water Ski Day for Waukesha County on Pewaukee Lake features more than a dozen community bloggers - a group of volunteer conversation leaders who are up on the latest topics and never short on an opinion. Just a few are pictured here. Check out the rest and see what they have to say!

View All Blogs

Discussion Guidelines

Do you want to become a Community Blogger? welcomes your thoughts and opinions. Contact us for more information:
I want to blog

Legal Notices
Back to top