On this day in 1832, General Henry and Colonel Dodge found the trail of the British Band and began pursuit of Black Hawk and the Sauk Indians.
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Kelly Meyerhofer reports Tony Evers launches search for next secretary overseeing jobs agency:
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday the launch of a search for the next secretary and CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp.
Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker appointed three people to the post — Paul Jadin, Reed Hall and the current secretary, Mark Hogan.
“A 72-county approach to economic development is critical to creating middle-class jobs and growing the economy,” Evers said in a statement explaining why he decided to conduct a search.
The public-private agency, also known as WEDC, has been dogged by a series of scathing audits, media reports about questionable loans and accusations of mismanagement. The agency oversees the state’s efforts to incentivize job creation, awarding tax credits, grants, loans and bonds to businesses. It was created in 2011 after Walker and lawmakers dissolved the state Commerce Department.
Jadin, a former Green Bay mayor who Walker appointed as Commerce secretary, oversaw the transition of the department to WEDC. The agency had several missteps during its formative days, and Jadin clashed behind the scenes with Walker’s top advisers before leaving in 2012 for a job with the Madison Region Economic Partnership.
Hall, former head of the Marshfield Clinic, was named interim WEDC CEO in 2012 and a national search was conducted. But Walker appointed Hall over 120 applicants and three finalists, even though Hall did not apply for the position. Hall left in 2015 as personnel turnover and media reports of mismanagement continued to rock the agency.
When Hogan, a retired banking executive, was appointed, Democrats criticized Walker for selecting someone who had donated to his campaign and for not disclosing the selection process or candidates with the WEDC board.
Ashley Parker reports How a racist tweet became a Trump rally chant in three short days:
This is the story of how a racist suggestion — that four congresswomen of color “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested places from which they came” — became an angry rallying cry in three short days.
On Sunday morning, President Trump awoke and, surprising just about his entire political orbit, targeted four Democrats — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (Minn.), Ayanna Pressley (Mass.) and Rashida Tlaib (Mich.) — in a trio of tweets.
Never mind that three of the four women were born in the United States and the fourth, Omar, is a Somali refugee who became a naturalized U.S. citizen at the age of 17. The ensuing controversy unspooled as if from muscle memory — with all Trump’s world a stage, and all the men and women within it merely players.