Huffington Post: Gov. Scott Walker to sell state’s power plants

March 20, 2011- Wisconsin governor Scott Walker said Thursday that he will push ahead with a plan to sell a number of the state’s power plants.

“We’re still looking at a range of options regarding the power plants moving forward,” said Cullen Werwie, Mr. Walker’s press secretary.

The governor’s office says it will push ahead with the plan, noting that it remains cheaper for the state to buy power from a private operator.

Mr. Walker, who continues to face criticism following passage of a controversial union bill, said he supports a push by state legislators to make a deal selling nearly 37 power plants. The proposal appears in the budget repair bill, which is likely to pass the Republican-controlled legislature.


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