The state’s quasi-public economic development agency lost track of $69 million in loans to businesses because no one was in charge of keeping tabs on that money, members of the board that oversees the agency were told Friday.
Gov. Scott Walker is moving his deputy chief of staff into the No. 2 position at Wisconsin’s premiere economic development agency in an attempt to improve communication and recover from a flubbed tax break offer to a company bidding on a $15 million state contract.
Sean Ryan email@example.com Wisconsin cities without street projects qualifying for stimulus money are pushing to shift the focus of federal rules toward spending on local roadwork. But at least one state legislator is resisting the idea. Sen. Randy Hooper, R-Fond du Lac, prefers the money be used to pay down the huge backlog of state [...]
Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org Two Wisconsin lawmakers are pushing a bill to protect the stateâ€™s transportation money just weeks after two other lawmakers sparked an effort to protect all segregated money. â€œI support the idea of protecting all segregated funds,â€ said state Rep. Mark Gottlieb, the Port Washington Republican in favor of safeguarding transportation cash. â€œThis [...]
Sean Ryan email@example.com Milwaukee officials this week amplified their call for the state to spend more money on local roads and less on highway expansion projects. But pushing for the redirection of state money away from state and interstate highway jobs will be a tough sell for residents who donâ€™t live near the city, said [...]