Evers decries GOP’s WEDC changes at economic development summit

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Gov.-elect Tony Evers says one of the most concerning outcomes of this week's extraordinary session is a bill that would temporarily take away his power to appoint the head of the state's top economic development agency.
That power over Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation leadership would be restored Sept. 1, after nine months of control by a board led by appointees of GOP legislative leaders.
"If the governor is precluded from being part of that effort, I think that's a mistake," Evers said Thursday at the New North Summit in Appleton. "This is about making sure the governor's office i...

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