(MADISON) – Today, the Joint Committee on Finance passed a motion to remove Governor Scott Walker from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors. Walker created WEDC during his first term in office when he made his failed pledge to create 250,000 jobs in his first term in office. After the vote, Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee), ranking Senate Democrat on the committee, released the following statement:

"I’m glad my colleagues finally fired Governor Walker from the WEDC Board of Directors today. I hope they replace him with someone with the leadership and experience to create jobs. The good people in my district badly need an economic development agency that will help turn Milwaukee’s economy around.”