Senate Dems seek criminal investigation of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Three Senate Democrats plan to ask for a criminal investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s signature job creation agency.

The planned request comes after an audit last month found the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. didn’t require financial statements from companies receiving incentives, gave awards to ineligible businesses and awarded nearly $1 million in tax credits to companies for actions taken before they had signed their contracts with the state. The agency didn’t adequately follow up to see if jobs were being created and didn’t clearly report the jobs numbers that it did have, the report by the non-partisan Legislative Audit Bureau found.

Via Wirch, two others seek criminal investigation of WEDC @ JS All Politics Blog.