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Billionaire makes $1.5 million dark money contribution to help Scott Walker, receives $1.8 million from Walker’s WEDC

According to this report by Yahoo! Politics Chief Investigative Correspondent Michael Isikoff, Wisconsin billionaire John Menard Jr. gave $1.5 million to right-wing groups that kept his contribution a secret, only for Menard’s company to end up receiving $1.8 million in tax credits from WEDC, the job creation agency of which Gov. Scott Walker is the […]

That low hanging fruit is always the easiest to pick

Yesterday’s BizJournal ran a story about the “potential GOP presidential candidate”, Scott Walker and some of the other WEDC executives (because he’s the CEO, don’t you know) going to London to talk up Wisconsin as a potential investment site for UK firms. They are planning to “highlight Wisconsin’s growth sectors: energy, aviation/aerospace, water technology, agriculture, […]

Gov. Walker reappoints WEDC CEO despite job creation failures

I guess Gov. Scott Walker is in the business of rewarding failure, as he has reappointed Reed Hall as CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) despite the abject failure of WEDC to create jobs as promised by Gov. Walker. Gov. Scott Walker is keeping Reed Hall as the head of the Wisconsin Economic […]

Scott Walker’s WEDC CEO resigning

As reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Reed Hall, the chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is leaving his post. The head of the state’s flagship jobs agency is expected to leave his post as the governor moves into a second term, a move that would generate additional turnover at an […]

Scott Walker’s campaign gets $20,000 from Ashley Furniture after Walker’s WEDC approves $6 million in tax credits to company

I’d love to hear some of you conservatives defend this. The board overseeing the state’s flagship job-creation agency has quietly approved a $6 million tax credit for Ashley Furniture Industries with a condition allowing the company to eliminate half of its state workforce.

As approved by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. board, the award would […]

Report: WEDC awarded taxpayer funds to four more companies that outsourced WI jobs

Just a few weeks ago news broke that the WEDC, Gov. Scott Walker’s “job creation” agency, had awarded millions of taxpayer dollars to companies that outsourced Wisconsin jobs to foreign countries. In response to that bad news, Gov. Walker’s reelection campaign went on the offensive to attack Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner Mary Burke for supposedly profiting […]

Scott Walker’s job creation chief defends outsourcing of WI jobs

Last week Reed Hall, the CEO of Gov. Scott Walker’s The Walker campaign launched a new ad Wednesday attacking Burke’s record on outsourcing during her time as a Trek Bicycle executive.

In a release about the ad, Friends of Scott Walker Spokesperson Tom Evenson writes: “How can the voters trust someone like Mary Burke to […]

Scott Walker’s WEDC doles out millions of dollars to companies that outsourced WI jobs to foreign countries

THIS is Scott Walker’s Wisconsin….giving millions of taxpayer dollars to companies that sent WISCONSIN jobs to foreign countries. At least two companies that received financial awards from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) later outsourced jobs to foreign countries, with one of those companies receiving a second WEDC award after the fact.

A 27 News […]

Scott Walker’s Wisconsin: you scratch his back & he’ll scratch yours

This should surprise absolutely no one. Nearly half of Governor Scott Walker’s campaign fundraisers since April 1st have been hosted by people whose companies received financial awards from his administration.

Some call that troubling, while others say its nothing new in Wisconsin.

Jack Link, the owner of Jack Link Snacks of Minong, joins Chris Shult, […]

How many jobs has Scott Walker’s jobs agency created? Just 4,796.

When he ran for governor in 2010, then-candidate Scott Walker promised he’d create 250,000 jobs in his first term if elected governor. It’s been well documented that during his first term in office Gov. Walker has failed to fulfill his promise to create 250,000 jobs, but a damning new report by PR Watch crystallizes how […]