Governor Tony Evers is set to deliver his proposal for the state budget on Thursday, and he says it will increase transparency and accountability at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC). The state’s jobs agency which has faced controversy since its creation. Evers also plans to freeze enrollment in private voucher schools in his budget […]
Monday host Patty Peltekos speaks with Andy Gronik, one of the ten Democratic candidates running for Governor. Among the discussion points and listener questions are the candidate’s business experience, jobs concierge service and plan to combine the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the Department of Workforce Development, positions on Lyft and Uber, and thoughts on […]
Today, Allen turns the mic over to WORT’s listeners. Topics include the 100th anniversary of the November 2nd, 1917 Balfour Declaration, the Wisconsin legislature’s effort to open up sulfide mining in the state, continuing news of the WEDC board and Foxconn, and news about the Dane County jail renovations.
The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is under intense scrutiny as the agency finalizes a $3 billion contract with Taiwanese manufacturing company, Foxconn. State lawmakers are asking where the agency’s money is going and if it is being held accountable for contracts made with private companies. This week, the agency announced a lawsuit […]
(WORT) — This week we cover the finger pointing over Oscar Mayer leaving Madison, tenure trouble at the University of Wisconsin, the loss of the state’s only nude beach, and Elizabeth DiNovella puts Bo Ryan in the penalty box.
In 2012, Kohl’s Corp. received a whopping $62.5 million tax credit package from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation earmarked for job creation and the construction of a new headquarters. Three years later, Kohl’s is headquartered out of its new building, but has struggled to meet its required jobs quota, landing at just 15 percent of […]