Latest $22 Million in WEDC Funds Goes to Big Walker Donor

August 25, 2016


On Thursday, August 25, the Direct Supply company in Milwaukee was awarded $22.5 million in tax credits from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. Governor Scott Walker was there to applaud the company for the expansion of its headquarters.

Walker failed to mention that he had received $34,000 in campaign contributions from the founder, president, and CEO of the company, Robert Hillis, and his wife, Jennifer, or that their daughter, Genevieve, had given $8,700 to Walker. All the contributions were from January 1, 2009, through the end of 2015.

The total contributions from Direct Supply employees during this period was $47,071.42.