jobs agency head says he will step down this fall
MADISON ó The leader of
Wisconsinís jobs agency that negotiated the Foxconn Technology Group
deal is stepping down later this year, around the time that he could
be replaced by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
State law prevents Evers from replacing Wisconsin Economic
Development Corporation Secretary Mark Hogan before Sept. 1. But
WEDC spokesman Dave Callender said Tuesday that Hogan plans to step
down sometime this fall. Hogan hasnít said exactly when he will step
Hogan was appointed to the job by former Republican Gov. Scott
Walker. Evers has praised Hoganís work and not said whether he would
move to replace him once the Sept. 1 deadline passes.
The Republican-controlled Legislature barred Evers from acting any
earlier in a law passed during the December lame-duck session.
Evers spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff says Hogan had told both the
governor and Walker that he had planned to leave in the fall.