Email date: 9/18/14
In this update:
1. WDC calls on Walker to sever ties with failing jobs agency
2. Dark money groups funding dark money groups that fund...
3. A “blistering manifesto”
WDC calls on Walker to sever ties with failing jobs agency
Hypocrisy abounds in Wisconsin politics. Unless an eleventh-hour appeal succeeds, voters will be forced to produce a photo ID in order to cast a ballot in the November elections. Yet wealthy donors who are pouring millions of dollars into advertising to influence those elections are allowed to keep their identities a secret.
If reelected, Governor Scott Walker wants drug testing of recipients of public assistance. Not covered by the proposed testing requirement are the owners of companies that get public subsidies ranging from tax breaks to low-interest loans and state grants.
Yesterday the Democracy Campaign added its voice to the call for Governor Walker to resign as chairman of the board overseeing the troubled Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation because of glaring conflicts of interest. Since its inception, WEDC has been plagued by a stream of embarrassing revelations, including internal strife, a damning audit and media exposure of a scheme to funnel aid to companies that outsourced jobs to foreign countries.