Scott Walker got called out recently for sitting by and watching as Wisconsin and the U.S. stimulate Milwaukee County’s economy for him. Now the conservative MacIver Institute has created a project called the Wisconsin Stimulus Watch that will also pay close attention and put its spin on the jobs coming to Wisconsin via the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act.Among other investments, the federal government has already offered up $11 million to employ 50 new Milwaukee area police officers, a $299 million grant to Milwaukee area-based Johnson Controls to build lithium-ion batteries for hybrid vehicles, and $97,000 to a local economic development organization ‘to provide new opportunities for small businesses in the Wisconsin Rapids area.’
So I can’t wait for updates from Brian Fraley’the MacIver Institute’s communications director and past Walker campaign consultant’on all the other good things coming from the Reinvestment Act.
But really, never mind the conservative MacIver’s spin on the good things comin’ our way, Wisconsin’s site for tracking stimulus dollars is only ranked eighth best in the nation. Woot woot.