MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - A Wisconsin businessman who serves on the board of the state’s Economic Development Corporation says he might resign from that panel, if communication does not improve.
In a letter to Governor Scott Walker, Paul Radspinner said the board should have been told about the issues leading to a scathing letter from the federal government last month.
It said the agency mishandled federal block grant funds for the state’s economic development projects. Several board members said they were upset that the issue never came up in their meetings.
But Walker, who chairs the board, said he was planning to get the board up to speed when it was time to take some kind of action. Walker promised to discuss the matter with the board during a phone conference with panel members late Thursday afternoon.
Walker said the federal concerns were expressed to the Administration Department, and not the economic development agency. And Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch is the one who dealt with it and responded.
Radspinner, the CEO of FluGen Incorporated, said the economic agency’s leadership had an obligation to proactively keep the board informed on subjects affecting the agency and its future.
Walker claimed the letter from the Department of Housing and Urban Development was routine.