The troubles for Gov. Scott Walker’s chief economic development agency continued to mount Tuesday, with the news that its newly hired spokesman quit amid reports he owed $36,000 in back taxes.
Published: March 28, 2013
Tags: Barrett, business growth, Gov. Scott Walker, Greater Milwaukee Committee, Milwaukee, Tom Barrett, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Walker, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Administration
Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are teaming up in another rare show of bipartisan support in hopes of stimulating business growth in Milwaukee.
There’s one thing to say about the changes in the works for the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.: It’s about time.
Gov. Scott Walker said Friday that he wants to keep a former top aide in his current post rooting out problems in the state’s year-old semi-public economic development agency and to hire someone to temporarily serve as its CEO so that the search for a permanent replacement won’t be rushed.
The semi-public agency charged with overseeing economic development efforts in Wisconsin did not track how much was owed on $8 million in overdue loans for more than a year, leading Gov. Scott Walker to promise dramatic corrective action.
Two Wisconsin state agencies have failed to follow federal law and their own policies in issuing economic development grants, the U.S. government said in a strongly worded letter sent to Gov. Scott Walker’s administration.
One of the largest private employers in Forest County is doubling its workforce.
Paul Jadin, the former mayor of Green Bay who served as the first head of a quasi-public economic development agency created last year by Gov. Scott Walker, announced his resignation Thursday.
The state legislative budget committee Friday assumed more oversight of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. following its failure to spur as much job creation as promised in return for millions of dollars in potential tax credits to businesses.
Published: July 25, 2012
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The potential for phosphorus pollution has residents downstream nervous to the point of filing a formal petition with the state’s Department of Natural Resources.