Just a quick hit on WEDC and the GOP

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The Hot Mess At WEDC Is Completely A Republican Issue

Yesterday, Zach posted a blog about the continued issues at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp (WEDC) and pointed out that this is a Republican issue. WEDC has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax credits to companies who haven’t earned them. They have issued millions of dollars in loans…

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Audit finds Republican-implemented WEDC failed to recoup taxpayer money

Another day, another report of the Republican WEDC failing to be responsible stewards of taxpayer money. The state’s economic development agency gave nearly half a million dollars to a company that cut more jobs than it created and handed out taxpayer funds to others for jobs established in other states,…

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Foxconn Says Hey Wait! Governor Evers! It’s All OK!

Everything you know about Foxconn in Wisconsin is WRONG! No wait, no it isn’t…all’s good…don’t worry be happy! Following the Reuters report that I wrote about here earlier today, Foxconn Executive Louis Woo apparently has told Governor Tony Evers that all is OK and Foxconn is committed to fulfill their…

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So, When Do the Foxconn Lawsuits start?

Despite multiple assurances from the CEO of Foxconn, President Donald Trump, former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzegerald, it looks like the Foxconn LCD plant ain’t a gonna happen! Foxconn Technology Group is reconsidering plans to make advanced liquid crystal display panels…

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When Can We Sue Scott Walker For Malpractice?

Front page, top story above the fold, immediately below the masthead, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ran this story this morning: State taxpayers could be owing Foxconn! Now on the face of it, this isn’t new news. Most anyone in the state following the boondoggle that is the $3 billion giveaway…

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WEDC threatens legal action against Kestrel Aircraft

The ultimate deal maker and job creator, Governor Scott Walker, watches while one of his earliest high profile deals is falling apart. From the Wisconsin State Journal: A day before Democrats submitted a petition to recall him in 2012, Gov. Scott Walker flew to Superior to announce a $20 million…

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Green Bay businessman allegedly defrauded Scott Walker’s WEDC to the tune of $1.12 million

http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/warrants-allege-green-bay-businessman-defrauded-wedc-for-more-than/article_be226c3c-a30c-5d5a-b801-702d70b16199.html target=_blank>This is very definitely Scott Walker’s Wisconsin… A Green Bay businessman is under criminal investigation for allegedly defrauding the state‚Äôs job creation agency of more than $1 million, according to search warrants obtained by the State Journal. Ron Van Den Heuvel has not been charged with a crime, but…

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Scott Walker appoints major campaign contributor as head of his job creation agency

According to reports Gov. Scott Walker has named banking executive Mark Hogan as the new CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), Gov. Walker’s troubled “job creation” agency. Governor Scott Walker on Thursday, September 3rd announced the appointment of banking executive Mark Hogan as CEO of the Wisconsin Economic…

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Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Should Tax Dollars Go to Companies Just to “Create Jobs”?

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Senator Kathleen Vinehout. Imagine how private firms do business with the State of Wisconsin. The companies provide something of value for taxpayers and, in return, receive state money. This happens all the time in state government: private companies build…

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