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 […]
As part of our monthly partnership with the fine folks over at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism, Managing Editor Dee Hall spoke with Brian Standing about the latest in the open records debacle, more trouble with businesses who received WEDC loans, and new information regarding the now-closed John Doe probe.
MADISON (WORT) — The two democrats on the board of Governor Scott Walker’s flagship job-creation agency are calling for the resignation of the agency’s CEO Reed Hall.
Each month the Monday Buzz hears the latest from muckrakers at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. Kate Golden and Madeleine Behr joined us on June 1st to share stories of the troubling decline of walleye in the region and the extent of the WEDC’s impact in the northern part of the state.
Governor Walker backtracks on the troubled flagship of his economic development platform. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Jason Stein and Mary Spicuzza joined us with the story.
MADISON (WORT) — The two Democratic lawmakers who sit on the board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) are calling for a federal corruption probe of Governor Scott Walker’s job-creation agency. This comes just days after a scathing audit of WEDC, a revealing investigation by the Wisconsin State Journal, and Walker announcing that the agency should eliminate its loan program.