Lawmakers question WEDC’s Hogan on historic rehabilitation tax credit

Lawmakers peppered WEDC Secretary and CEO Mark Hogan with concerns about funding for a tax credit used to boost retail and develop opportunities in downtown areas, barely touching on clawback provisions that had previously come under scrutiny.
Gov. Scott Walker's budget calls for limiting annual awards under the historic rehabilitation tax credit to $10 million, and also awarding them on a competitive basis.
Rep. Amy Loudenbeck, R-Clinton, was among a handful of legislators who addressed the credits, saying their value could not be based off of a “numeric value of jobs," and she suggested othe...

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