Gov. Walker fired from troubled jobs agency
Statement from Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling.
MADISON – Amid calls for a federal investigation into alleged corruption and criminal violations, legislative Republicans voted to remove Gov. Walker from his position as Chairman of the scandal-plagued Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) Board. Senate Democratic Leader Jennifer Shilling (D-La Crosse) released the following statement in response to this latest development:
“It is becoming increasingly clear that Gov. Walker is unable to manage his responsibilities as governor as he continues to travel across the nation pursuing his presidential ambitions. While it’s encouraging that Republicans in the State Legislature have removed Gov. Walker from his position as Chairman of the WEDC Board, they have yet to present a plan to correct the ongoing waste, fraud and abuse at this troubled agency. After four years of scandals and scathing audits, it is clear that we need greater public oversight to put an end to the corruption and mismanagement at Gov. Walker’s WEDC.”
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