Wednesday, September 4, 2019

GET ME REWRITE: Best wishes and good riddance to WEDC CEO and Walker shill Mark Hogan

Reported in WEDC leader plans to resign on Sept. 3.  (, 8/27/2019)

The downsizing of Scott Walker's FoxCon.

Reported in Property owners near Foxconn say they were misled. Now their homes are gone.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9/3/2019)
The $3 billion was just a starting point.  The Village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County have created a tax-increment district to pay for $911 million in land acquisition, infrastructure and other expenses to support the Foxconn project. The costs are expected to be recouped with funding and property tax revenue from Foxconn and other businesses in the district. 
The $911 million is on top of the $3 billion incentive package approved by the GOP-controlled state Legislature and signed into law by then-Gov. Scott Walker, a Republican.

Original 8/8/2019 post, "WEDC CEO and Scott Walker shill Mark Hogan still coming to the rescue of his former boss", starts here.

Reported in Economist says Foxconn deal is a loser, but the company and Wisconsin's economic development agency hit back.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 8/7/2019)

In all, Hogan made 30 contributions to GOP candidate totaling $21,550, of which Scott Walker received the lion's share.  (13 contributions totaling $18,250.)

See all of Hogan's donation at Wisconsin Democrach Campaign

Related reading:
Foxconn Jobs Not Worth the Cost.  (Urban Milwaukee, 8/6/2019)

Full report found here

The checkered history of WEDC

Too bad the WEDC audit was released after Scott Walker signed GOP power grab legislation. (12/20/2018)
You'll want to take news of this award with a big grain of salt. (12/8/2018) 
Paul Jadin gets under the skin of Friends of Scott Walker press secretary.  (10/19/2018)
Mark Hogan secretary and CEO of WEDC, dons his cheerleading outfit.  (6/27/2018)

Please catalog as fiction: WEDC is Scott Walker's baby, so take these in-house Foxconn job projections with a big grain of salt.  (12/1/2017)
WEDC:  Life in Wisconsin is a fantasy.  (12/1/2017)
From the start, WEDC was never about regulation and record-keeping, according to Scott Walker himself.  (10/25/2017)
UPDATE. Kestrel Aircraft: Is this a variation of Scott Walker's Foxconn strategy? (10/22/2017)
UPDATE. In light of WEDC's abysmal track record in getting it right, it's best they take no action.  (9/29/2017)
Dynamic Recycling CEO Miles Harter donates $3,075 to GOP candidates, company will get up to $535,000 in state income tax credits.  (8/14/2017)
 All told, the Kerns have donated nearly $400,000 to Republican and conservative candidates.  (8/14/2017)
WEDC at the ready to verify Foxconn job numbers.  (8/12/2017)
VF Corp. in Wisconsin: That was then, this is now.  (4/4/2017)

Scott Walker: Wisconsin is open for business 'for the people who truly need it'.  (8/31/2016)
Scott Walker and WEDC: The Hillises giveth, and the Hillises taketh.  (8/29/2016)
UPDATE: Apparently, WEDC CEO Mark Hogan is willing to do Scott Walker's bidding til heat is on.  (7/14/2016)
Does this sound like openness and transparency in government? (7/14/2016)
The best and the brightest: Scott Walker-appointed WEDC CEO Mark Hogan.  (5/9/2016)
Welcome to North Mendota Energy and Technology Park (Brought to you by WEDC).  (5/3/2016)
Samantha Kerkman's "good night for Wisconsin" doesn't see the light of day.  (2/17/2016)
Dear Scott Walker, WEDC is the agency that received the scathing, damning, critical audit.  (1/14/2016)

Robin Vos sez, "They don't want rebranding because they think WEDC's brand is OK."  (12/30/2015)
WEDC board members say, "Gee, maybe we should start vetting requests for financial assistance." (12/14/2015)
Scott Walker's growing list of things worth considering: U.S.-Canada border wall, wreaking havoc in Washington, tougher penalties for WEDC fraud   (9/8/2015)
Todd Jensen, former WEDC underwriter, provides the recipe for the current agency disaster.  (8/9/2015)
We know Scott Walker didn't graduate from college, but apparently he hasn't been paying attention to anyone but himself since kindergarten.  (6/25/2015)
4:24 p.m. Friday WEDC news dump.  (6/20/2015)
The stink of WEDC follows Brenda Hicks-Sorensen to Nebraska.  (6/16/2015)
Scott Walker tries to run, but there's no place to hide.  (5/26/2015)
No matter how you slice it, Alberta, it's still stinky cheese.  (5/23/2015)
Joint Finance Republicans to Scott Walker:  "You're Fired!".  (5/21/2015)
Chairman of the Board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation -- Nice work if you can get it.  (5/20/2015)
It's story time.  (5/18/2015)
From the pay-to-play archives: The William Minihan-Scott Walker connection.  (5/17/2015)
What's wrong with this Scott Walker headline?  (5/16/2015)
Chairman of the Board Scott Walker's BIG, BOLD idea.  (5/8/2015)
Based on WEDC's previous track record, this is what came to mind when I saw first saw this headline.  (4/2/2015)
Apparently, being the CFO of WEDC is not much of a resume-builder.  (3/13/2015)

WEDC's revolving door.  (9/12/2014)
Here's how the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation is "Reinventing Economic Development".  (8/24/2014)
Company looks to expand its business geographic focus?  (8/14/2014)
Scott Walker and the horrible, terrible, no good, very transparent day.  (7/28/2014)
Kestrel Aircraft: All these incentives, but no construction, no jobs.  (7/13/2014)
The Eaton Corporation/WEDC timeline of shame.  (7/10/2014)

Wisconsin featured in report on privatized state economic development agencies.  (10/25/2013)
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation pledge: Following the money.  (7/23/2013)
Incompetence rewarded.  (5/9/2013)
And while we're at it, let's take a look at WEDC 's core values. (5/9/2013)
WEDC Public Information Officer Resigns After 1 Month on the Job.  (5/9/2013)
Plenty of time for messaging but none for fixing what ails WEDC.  (5/9/2013)
Previous WEDC audits?  What previous audits?  (5/8/2013)
Are you seeing a trend yet?  (5/8/2013)
Echoes.  (5/7/2013)
Get me rewrite.  (5/4/2013)
Legislative Audit Bureau Report on Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation: The "Cliff Notes" Version.  (5/3/2013
"Tales of woe never end at WEDC."  (4/25/2013)

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