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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
As the consumer interest continues to grow for organic, sustainable, and humanely butchered meats…the media is finally starting to catch up.
The New York Times published an article about hogs raised humanely outdoors and the small farms that practice humane practices. One of the drivers behind the return to this type of farming is local [...]
To say Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) has been plagued by mismanagement would be an epic understatement.
We could start with the agency’s epic financial mismanagement, starting with its projected $14 million budget deficit, as well as the $8 million in unpaid and overdue loans it was owed from companies [...]
Welcome to Scott Walker’s version of state government… The man hired to help the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation with its public image resigned late Monday after 27 News made inquiries about income tax and unemployment insurance compensation debts of close to $44,000 he owes the State of Wisconsin.
John Gillespie, who WEDC brought in as [...]
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Associated Press are reporting that an audit by the state’s non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau found significant questionable financial activities surrounding Governor Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. This time tax credits for creating jobs have gone unaudited, legally required reports haven’t been filed and there has been questionable spending on the [...]