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Historic preservation tax credits put on hold

Credit gives owners 20 percent of total restoration costs

After approving 29 projects as of Monday, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is putting a hold on historic preservation tax credits.

Company to add 286 jobs to Madison location

Company growth, state incentives help company expand 40-employee location

A company is adding close to 300 workers to its Madison location through growth of existing clients, bringing in new clients, and with state incentives, according to a release.

Walker signs bill affecting WEDC contracts

Walker signs bill affecting contracts negotiated by economic development agency

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that bans Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. employees and board members from negotiating contracts that might benefit them.

Walker signs bill affecting WEDC contracts

Walker signs bill affecting contracts negotiated by economic development agency

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that bans Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. employees and board members from negotiating contracts that might benefit them.

Walker signs bill affecting WEDC contracts

Walker signs bill affecting contracts negotiated by economic development agency

Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law a bill that bans Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. employees and board members from negotiating contracts that might benefit them.

Senate approves WEDC board term limits

Agency has drawn fire since May audit

The Wisconsin Senate has approved a bill that would limit terms for board members at Gov. Scott Walker's troubled quasi-public jobs agency.

Study raises concerns about Wisconsin's economy

Report: State still reliant on papermaking, printing industries

A new study raises concerns about Wisconsin's long-term economy, in part because it relies too heavily on industries that are now facing a decline.

Senate to vote on WEDC board bill

Department under fire since May audit

The Wisconsin Senate is getting ready to vote on a bill that would limit terms for board members at Gov. Scott Walker's troubled quasi-public jobs agency.

Senate approves WEDC contracts bill

Bill now goes to Walker

The Wisconsin Senate has passed a bill that would ban Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. employees from negotiating contracts that might benefit them.

Assembly to take up venture capital bill

Bill would invest state and private money in Wisconsin start-ups

Assembly is scheduled to take up a bill on Thursday that would invest state and private money in Wisconsin start-ups.

New venture capital bill takes away WEDC authority

Original legislation would have invested $24 million

A bipartisan group of lawmakers have changed their original proposal for a venture capital fund for Wisconsin startups to remove oversight from Gov. Scott Walker's troubled job-creation agency.

Bipartisan bill requires annual WEDC audit

Legislation would require annual financial audit

A bipartisan group of legislators has introduced a bill that makes some changes to Wisconsin's troubled economic development agency.

Assembly approves WEDC contracts bill

The state Assembly has approved a bill that would bar Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. employees from negotiating contracts they have a financial stake in.

Assembly to take up bill on WEDC contracts

Bill would ban employees from making contract deals for monetary gain

The measure comes after an audit revealed WEDC hasn't followed state law, adequately tracked its loans and sometimes gave money to companies that didn't qualify for tax breaks.

Committee signs off on Wis. venture capital bill

Fund passes hurdle despite WEDC controversy

A bill that would put $25 million in state money into Wisconsin startups passed its first hurdle in the Assembly despite controversy surrounding Gov. Scott Walker's jobs-creation agency.

WEDC funding may be held in reserve

Plan would require proof of improvement prior to spending

Gov. Scott Walker's beleaguered jobs-creation agency would have to meet several tough new requirements before it gets money to operate under provisions the Republican-controlled budget committee has approved.

Dem. questions WEDC's job creation data

WEDC under fire after audit

A Democratic lawmaker on the Legislature's audit committee is questioning whether the troubled Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. has created any jobs.

Leigislators may tie WEDC funding to reforms

Democrats call for delay in WEDC's budget consideration

Any increase in funding for Gov. Scott Walker's premier jobs-creating agency may be held by the Legislature until certain improvements are made. 

Lawmakers to move ahead with WEDC budget vote

Agency under fire after audit

The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee plans to move ahead with a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget for his chief economic development agency despite mounting concerns and Democrats' calls for a delay.