Friday, October 21st, 2016

Kramer and Kanavas question ACORN spending


State Representative Bill Kramer and State Senator Ted Kanavas are asking the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) to detail any state spending that involves the controversial organization ACORN.

Today we write to request that you review all contracts, grants, and other official relationships that the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority may have with the Association of Community Organizers for Reform Now (ACORN).  If indeed WHEDA does maintain official relationships with the organization, please provide our offices detailed descriptions of the relationship – including any past or projected financial outlays – and any steps you are prepared to take to ensure that Wisconsin taxpayers are not subsidizing an organization that has clearly fallen into disrepute.

They also made the same request of the Department of Administration.

Their requests come the same day the US House of Representatives decided to end any federal funding of ACORN, a move that followed the US Senate.  However, Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated that despite such overwhelming support for cutting off ACORN in both the Senate and the House, the ban may not survive House-Senate reconciliation.

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