Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Cozy (No Mystery)

Governor Walker in Pleasant Prairie (3/11/2011)

Gov. Walker to sign state budget on Sunday. (WKOW, 6/26/2013)

At Catalyst Exhibits in Pleasant Prairie.

As I always like to do in these situations, let's take a look at the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Follow the Money website.

Is Campaign Contribution to Walker Payback for Corporate Welfare? (PR Watch, 6/2/2012)

Excerpt:   Getting Catalyst Exhibits to come to Wisconsin was not cheap. Walker's administration lured them in with a half-million-dollar state grant and a $1.2 million low-interest loan from the Kenosha Area Business Association. A "relocation tax credit" bill sponsored by Racine Senator Van Wanggaard gave Catalyst Exhibits and its owners two years of tax-free living in Wisconsin by forgiving corporate and individual income taxes. 

At the time, some called the incentives "corporate welfare," and pointed out that the state was spending $500,000 plus two years of unpaid taxes to attract just over 100 jobs.

Other 2013-15 budget posts:
Following the money in the 2013-15 state budget: Builders and contractors editions.  (6/26/2013)
The "Un-Principled" Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature.  (6/25/2013) 
Get Your Links on the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Government Relations Roundtable.  (6/24/2013) 
Veto of Budget Bill Language Relating to Outdoor Advertising Signs Not Likely to Happen. (6/23/2013)
Scott Walker vs. The Wisconsin Budget Project: Who Are You Going to Believe?  (6/22/2013)
And not to be left out, a little trinket for construction industry donors.  (6/18/2013)
I Suppose the Realtors Should Get Something for Their $1,381,713.96.  (6/18/2013)
Whose Fingerprints are on Item #20 of the Draft Assembly Republican Budget Amendment?  (6/19/2013)
Last call to stuff policy items into the budget.  (6/18/2013)
This passes for editorial insight at the Racine Journal-Times.  (6/18/2013)
Two things we know about Stephen Nass: Voting "no" on budget, trusting in God.  (6/17/2013)
Scott Walker on tax cut rates: "Mostly False", "False," or "Pants on Fire": You make the call.  (6/12/2013)
State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) Tells Joy Cardin What's On His Mind: "I think things have gotten too extreme and out of hand.".  (6/7/2013)
What'd I Say?  (6/6/2013)
Why Item #36 in the Omnibus Education Motion #538 Could Be Called the Hudson Option. (6/6/2013)
Republicans' 2013-15 State Budget PolicyFest, Part 2: Allowing Private Bail Bonds.  (6/6/2013)
Republicans' 2013-15 State Budget PolicyFest, Part 1: Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.  (6/6/2013)
The Most Fortunate of Wisconsin's Residents: Heading in the Right Direction and Leaving the Rest of Us Behind.  (6/5/2013)
$490,000,000: The Partial Cost of Republican Ideology to Wisconsin Taxpayers.  (6/5/2013)
2013-15 Budget Bill / Library Funding Update.  (5/30/2013)
Wisconsin's Joint Finance Committee in Micromanaging Mode.  (5/30/2013)
Selling State Properties? It's in the ALEC Playbook.  (5/22/2013)
Scott Walker: "We take our responsibility of good stewardship very seriously".  (5/16/2013)
Scott Walker: Disingenuous, or Can't Tell Time (or Count).  (5/10/2013)
13 Assembly Republicans Endorse More Funding for K-12 Education (and None of Them Lives Close to Robin Vos).  (5/9/2013)
Whatever Robin Wants, Robin Gets.  (5/1/2013)
What's John Nygren Drinking Through that Green-and-Gold Straw?  (4/29/2013)
If Wishes Were Horses: When are the Democrats planning on coming out with their own alternative state budget for people to consider?  (4/27/2013)
Good Advice from the La Crosse Tribune Editorial Board.  (4/26/2013)
The 4th and Final Joint Finance Committee Public Hearing on 2013-15 Budget, at Baldwin.  (4/19/2013)

1 comment:

JB said...

The Walker administration calls Catalyst Exhibits "a success story." To me it won't be a success until they pay back their corporate welfare with interest. I'm not counting on that success coming real soon.