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Governor Doyle reaction to GM decision


MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor Jim Doyle released a statement Friday morning regarding General Motors' decision to choose Michigan over Wisconsin or Tennessee as the site of a new small-car facility:

"I am deeply disappointed by GM's decision not to reopen the Janesville plant. Because GM in recent bankruptcy proceedings announced closing seven plants in Michigan and the Orion plant was in current operation, we knew it would be an uphill battle. With the help of the City of Janesville and Rock County, the State of Wisconsin offered a very strong package.

"I do not believe that Michigan matched us. I certainly hope that we were not used to simply leverage more resources for Michigan. This has been a very difficult year for Janesville since GM first announced the plant closing last June. We will continue to work hard with the great GM employees to help them land on their feet."

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