State Rep. Gordon Hintz
Press Release

Walker’s Flagship Agency Sinking Under His Command

Republican JFC members voted to remove Walker from his position as Chairman of the WEDC Board

By - May 22nd, 2015 11:22 am

MADISON–Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) issued a statement today following the Joint Finance Committee’s executive session on the 2015-17 State Budget, which took up issues on Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).  After calls for a federal investigation in corruption and criminal violations of Governor Walker’s flagship state agency WEDC, Republican JFC members voted to remove Walker from his position as Chairman of the WEDC Board.

Rep. Gordon Hintz’s (D-Oshkosh) statement:

“Here is something no one thought could get worse, and now WEDC is an unmitigated disaster in crisis.  We need to get it together not just for hardworking taxpayers, but for our economy.  Today Walker was effectively fired from his Board, and he’s not even in the state.  He has higher ambitions and we are left behind cleaning up his mess, all while he is campaigning and in continual denial of his utter failures.

“If Governor Walker and his Republican colleagues paid half as much attention to this jobs agency as they did catering to right-wing special interests, we would not be 40th in job creation.  Instead of putting forward solutions to correcting our jobs failures or problems at WEDC, in the state budget Walker proposed removing oversight, transparency and even financial audits.  It takes time and some work, but that’s something that Walker cannot spare for his home state.”

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