Empower Wisconsin
All Posts by Empower Wisconsin

Evers Goes Organic

Evers Goes Organic

On the campaign trail Gov. Tony Evers vowed to eliminate the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), a public-private partnership that provides economic assistance  to help businesses keep and grow jobs in Wisconsin. After the election, Evers said he’d defund the agency in his first budget.Well, he didn’t, and the full flop must have made the governor dizzy. Instead of eliminating the agency he called inefficient and ineffective, Evers has replaced WEDC’s chief executive, a man who spent 40 years as banking executive, with, wait for it …. A lawyer for an organic farming cooperative.

Missy Hughes, chief mission officer and general counsel for Organic Valley/CROPP cooperative, will serve as the next secretary and chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.Hughes earlier ticked off the Organic Consumer Association when she lobbied Congress to override state laws requiring companies to label food containing genetically modified ingredients.That move earned her the scorn of liberal groups like Food Democracy Now!, Center for Food Safety, and Food & Water Watch.

No word on whether Hughes backs Evers’ plan to raise taxes on farmers and manufacturers by capping the state’s manufacturing and agriculture tax credit, but we do.The credit has led to the creation of at least 42,000 jobs in Wisconsin’s manufacturing sector according to a University of Wisconsin-Madison study.

Listen to more:

Explore More
Wisconsin Spotlight Election scandal: Roots in Racine

Wisconsin Spotlight Election scandal: Roots in Racine

By M.D. Kittle MADISON — Kenneth Brown says Wisconsin voters should expect fair and honest elections. Billionaire-funded, third-party groups involved…

Read More »

April 22, 2021
Lebron James deletes incendiary tweet

Lebron James deletes incendiary tweet

By Caroline Downey, National Review MADISON — LeBron James has deleted a tweet that called for the prosecution of Columbus,…

Read More »

April 22, 2021
Two-faced Tony’s taxing problem

Two-faced Tony’s taxing problem

By M.D. Kittle MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers’ budget plan may technically include a very slight property tax cut, but…

Read More »

April 22, 2021
Mutiny in the ‘bounty’

Mutiny in the ‘bounty’

Another story aimed at damaging Donald Trump has been found to be a big lie — months after a dishonest…

Read More »

April 21, 2021
Riot inciter Maxine Waters demands police escort

Riot inciter Maxine Waters demands police escort

By Katie Pavlich, Townhall New documents obtained by Townhall show Democratic Congresswoman Maxine Waters requested an armed police escort to…

Read More »

April 21, 2021
Wisconsin Spotlight: Election scandal recusal

Wisconsin Spotlight: Election scandal recusal

MADISON — Wisconsin Elections Commission staff will not be involved in reviewing a complaint alleging Green Bay city officials allowed…

Read More »

April 20, 2021