Supporters of high-speed rail were expected to stage rallies over the weekend and this week in Wisconsin, where Governor-elect Scott Walker has promised to return federal funds for the project. The Minnesota AFL-CIO sent Walker a letter urging him to reconsider, given that the project could stimulate jobs creation in the region. Meanwhile, in Florida, Governor-elect Rick Scott could join other new GOP governors in halting work on the high-speed rail project.

Related Summaries