Mayor Tom Barrett vetoed the $300 million Connector project Wednesday and County Executive Scott Walker continued to criticize it cost. On that very same day a Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission committee that includes city and county representatives approved a $20 billion or $21 billion transportation plan (the numbers change depending which SEWRPC document you read). SEWRPC says its plan includes a $65 million annual funding shortfall.
Barrett, in his veto message, said there just were too many unanswered fiscal questions about the Connector. So how many questions do you think the SEWRPC committee members, including city and county representatives appointed by Barrett and Walker, asked about the $65 million shortfall or the $20 billion SEWRPC figures before they approved the plan?
Zip. Nada. Zero.
More about the meeting and a video here and here.