Following the signing of Assembly Bill 179 into law today, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Mike Tate released the following statement.

“It’s well-documented that Scott Walker’s flagship agency has been riddled with scandal since its creation. Today’s bill signing may seem like a step in the right direction for our resident Presidential candidate-in-waiting, but in reality, it only raises more questions about what’s been taking place while Walker’s been off running for president.

“Given that the commonsense provisions of AB 179 weren't law before today, every taxpayer in Wisconsin deserves an immediate answer to the following questions:

“1) How many times have WEDC members or employees failed to recuse themselves from dealings with Wisconsin companies in which they had a financial interest?

“2) Specifically, have WEDC members or employees with a controlling stake in a company negotiating, bidding for, or entering into a contract with WEDC done so without any oversight to guard against favoritism and protect taxpayer dollars?

“3) How many agreements has WEDC entered into with an entity in which a WEDC board member or employee has a controlling interest?"