CHICAGO — A proposed $1.4 billion two-year capital budget, mostly financed with bonds, would create or maintain 30,000 jobs and drive much-needed economic development at the local level, Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle said yesterday, pushing for legislative support for the plan.
“This is not the time to pull back on investing in worthwhile state building projects that create jobs and help fuel local economies,” Doyle said in a statement. “The state building program provides a great opportunity for us to fund needed state projects in ways that are energy efficient and environmentally friendly while creating jobs. We are moving our state forward in areas like science, engineering, and green technology, and building on the recovery effort at the same time.”