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MADISON (WKOW) -- Legislators around the state capitol won't say much after an unnamed source revealed Janesville will not be the automakers pick for a small cars plant.
Rep. Mike Sheridan's (D-Janesville) office says he won't comment until GM makes an official announcement.
Senator Herb Kohl's office released a similar statement. Governor Doyle's press office also said they wouldn't comment until rumors are confirmed.
State Senator Judy Robson (D-Beloit) wouldn't comment on the rumors either. She says either way, Janesville has a back-up plan- and she's still hopeful.
Robson says, "The state was very aggressive on putting together a proposal. Not only the state, our congressional delegation, the city of Janesville, Rock County, the city of Beloit: everybody came together as partners and put together a very good strong package. In the budget we put together incentive for GM as well, but we're not going to put all of our eggs in one basket."
Robson stressed the importance of a strong community- with diverse skills. Many of its former auto-workers have returned to school, while economic planners are working to bring in food processing and health care jobs.
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