Solis Touts Obama Jobs Plan In Milwaukee

10/1/11 – U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis says the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District’s construction project at Jones Island is the type of innovative, long-lasting investment in public facilities that the President’s American Jobs Act will pay for. Solis was at Milwaukee’s harbor yesterday to try to build public support for the 447 billion dollar jobs bill. The 88 million dollar project by MMSD includes a pipeline and installation of turbines to burn landfill gas. When those turbines start burning landfill gas, rather than more expense natural gas, to generate electricity, district taxpayers will start saving 10s of millions of dollars, according to district officials. Solis says the President’s jobs plan would invest 575 million dollars in Wisconsin transportation projects. That spending alone would put 75 hundred residents back to work.