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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

 2:34 PM 

Assembly back on floor, debating amendment to make WEDC CEO appointed by board of directors

We're back on debate of the bill regulating conflicts of interest by WEDC Board of Directors members.

Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder has moved to have an amendment -- which would make the WEDC CEO a board appointed position rather than a governor appointed position -- declared non-germane. The Democrats are arguing that it is clearly appropriate given the bill under consideration.

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca said the bill is pointless unless the WEDC Board of Directors is given some power to manage the direction of the public-private corporations.

"There's only one person in this state that has any impact whatsoever on WEDC is the governor and that's because you yielded your authority to him," Barca said.


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