Letter over Wis. contract bid raises more questions
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s economic development agency offered tax breaks to a Stevens Point company contingent upon it winning a state contract in late March, nearly three months before the offer was rescinded after Gov. Scott Walker’s administration said it was inappropriate.
A letter released to The Associated Press shows Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Chief Executive Officer Paul Jadin let information systems company Skyward know on March 22 that it would receive tax incentives if it won the contract.
The letter raises questions about the offer, which would have given Skyward a leg up bidding for the $15 million project to run a statewide information system for schools. Walker’s Department of
Administration on Monday said it put the project on hold. DOA on Friday set July 10 as the new deadline for bids.