Statement from Senator Hansen into New Claims of Tax Dollars Being Given to

Companies Engaged in Outsourcing Wisconsin Jobs:


“The problems with WEDC never seem to stop.  Once again we are finding out that a company (Grainger Industrial Supply) that has received thousands in taxpayer dollars for the purpose of creating jobs has not only failed to create a single job, but that it is sending Wisconsin jobs to Panama.


“This is a pattern that we have seen over and over and over.  And it’s got to stop.  Wisconsin taxpayers should not be paying to send their own jobs to foreign countries. 


“Creating good jobs may not be a priority for this Governor or this Legislature, but taking steps to protect our workers and taxpayers from seeing their jobs and hard-earned pay being used to outsource their jobs should be. 


“Unfortunately there seems to be little concern for stopping this abuse of Wisconsin taxpayers and workers.”