Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker today signed a bill designed to bring more transparency and accountability to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
Assembly Bill 179 requires the WEDC’s board members and employees to notify its legal counsel if they have a direct or indirect financial interest in a contract being negotiated, bid for or entered into with the WEDC.
“This legislation provides clear direction to board members and employees alike and adds increased transparency and accountability for the WEDC,” Walker said. “I thank Representative Jeff Stone (R-Greendale) and Senator Joe Leibham (R-Sheboygan) for their leadership on this bipartisan, good government bill.”