MADISON, Wis. (AP) - 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.
The Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee added the accountability provisions to the budget Thursday on a party line vote.
Under the provision, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. could not spend any money in the second year of the state budget until it showed lawmakers that improvements had been made.
The new requirements come in response to a scathing audit released last week that said WEDC did not follow state law or adequately track loans it awarded.
Democrats wanted to cut the agency's funding as well, but Republicans rejected that.
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The parents of a man shot and killed at an unsupervised underage drinking party cannot recover damages from the homeowner's insurance policy, a state court appeals ruled Tuesday.
An appeal was denied Tuesday for the woman who stole nearly $500,000 from the non-profit agency where she worked.
A juvenile male was arrested after Green Bay police say he crashed a stolen vehicle overnight.
An Oshkosh woman was injured after the vehicle she was driving hit a building in Outagamie County.
The city's school board has decided to move ahead with a multi-million dollar referendum.
Crashes up and down Highway 41 kept law enforcement busy on Monday.