MADISON (AP) - Democratic lawmakers are calling for the creation of a special bipartisan committee to investigate ways that Gov. Scott Walker's flagship job creation agency can be improved.
The resolution unveiled Tuesday comes after an audit found the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. failed to follow state law in awarding grants and loans, did not adequately oversee awards it did make and sometimes gave money to companies that did not qualify to receive tax breaks.
Democratic Sen. Julie Lassa and Assembly Democratic leader Rep. Peter Barca are also members of the WEDC board. They say immediate action needs to be taken to improve the quasi-governmental agency Walker and Republicans created in 2011.
Walker called an emergency meeting of the board for Wednesday to discuss the audit.
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First responders helped ring in the holidays at the 45th annual Howard-Suamico Christmas Parade.
Christmas is just two and half weeks away, and kids and families are getting into the holiday spirit.
Single digit temps around the area caused problems in the Fox Valley Saturday morning.
The frigid temperatures forced some area communities to cancel their weekend Christmas celebrations. But New London braved the cold for its annual Holiday of Wonder Parade.
Maybe it's the weather. Maybe it's all of the injuries, but many Packers fans are saying "no thanks," to this weekend's Packers game.
With only a little snow on the ground in places, snowmobilers are ready for more. In the Lakewood area, trails are not yet open, but clubs are gearing up for an early start to the season.