Wisconsin Slammed over Handling of Federal Money

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The federal government says two Wisconsin state agencies have failed to follow federal law and their own policies in issuing economic development grants.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development sent a strongly worded letter to Gov. Scott Walker's administration on Aug. 12 ordering them to improve the distribution of economic development money.

Department of Administration spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis tells the State Journal in a Wednesday story that the agency for the most part agrees with the conclusions and the corrective actions ordered by HUD.

The HUD letter points to numerous problems resulting from what it called the "hasty" transfer of duties from the former Department of Commerce to the new economic development entity.

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