Legislative Audit Bureau Finds Gov. Walker’s WEDC Inadequate

One Wisconsin Now Renews Call for 'CPA Caucus' to Put Failing Agency Under the Microscope

MADISON, Wis. — One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross released the following statements regarding the Legislative Audit Bureau’s findings of serious performance inadequacies at Gov. Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC):

“Gov. Walker’s WEDC has failed to perform at even a basic level of competency — doling out improper grants and awards to ineligible recipients, failing to track how they are spending our money, ignoring state statutes and 44th in the nation and last in the Midwest in job creation.

“To Speaker Vos, Rep. Marklein and the other members of the so-called ‘CPA Caucus’ I ask, after this scathing audit, what more do you need to put Gov. Walker’s WEDC under the microscope?

“Failing to apply the same scrutiny to this demonstrably mismanaged agency as they have to education funding confirms Republicans are doing what they intended to do all along, create an excuse for another raid on public education to pay for more tax breaks for the wealthy and expanding the unaccountable private school voucher program.”

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