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Scott Walker's WEDC Nightmare Continues

Scott Walker hasn’t seen a good headline in a loooong time. Last week was no exception.

Walker has been getting hammered by the media after a WKOW investigation revealed that Walker’s economic development agency, WEDC, has given tax credits to companies that ship jobs overseas. Moreover, the companies at the heart of the controversy, and their board members, have donated significant money to the Walker campaign.

The outsourcing debacle has been covered by ABC, NBC and CBS affiliates across Wisconsin, from Madison and Green Bay to LaCrosse and Wausau, and an AP story has been picked up across the country.

Scott Walker is having all sorts of trouble bringing new jobs to Wisconsin. But he’s pretty good at shipping them away.

Check out full coverage below:

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WKOW: UPDATE: WEDC award recipients outsourced Wisconsin jobs to foreign countries

Milwaukee Business Journal: WEDC award recipients outsourced Wisconsin jobs to foreign countries

WKOW: UPDATE: Companies that outsourced jobs donated primarily to Walker campaign

The Cap Times: A rough week for WEDC

AP pick ups

Madison.com: 2 companies that outsourced jobs got state money

Leader-Telegram: Two companies that outsourced jobs got state money

Westport News: 2 companies that outsourced jobs got state money

Post Crescent: Plexus among companies that outsourced, got state money

FOX47: 2 companies that outsourced jobs got state money

Star Tribune: At least 2 companies that got money from Wisconsin outsourced jobs overseas

Pioneer-Press: Wisconsin: 2 companies that got state money later outsourced jobs

Walworth County Today: Companies that outsourced jobs got state money

Charlotte Observer: 2 companies that outsourced jobs got state money

Television

Madison

WKOW (ABC)

WKOW (ABC)

WMTV (NBC)

Green Bay

WBAY (ABC)

LaCrosse
WKBT (CBS)

Wausau-Rhinelander

WJFW (NBC)

 

Blogs

Maddow Blog: Jobs issue trips up Wisconsin’s Walker again

The Prairie Badger: Scott Walker’s outsourcing problem: WEDC gives millions in tax breaks to companies that shipped jobs overseas

Blogging Blue: Scott Walker’s WEDC doles out millions of dollars to companies that outsourced WI jobs to foreign countries

Democurmudgeon: Scott Walker helping companies Offshore Labor with WEDC taxpayer money.