“Wisconsin, a perennial laggard in income and tax rankings, is overdue for a top-to-bottom overhaul of its state Department of Commerce, an agency that’s too unfocused and antiquated to act as a much-needed economic catalyst, according to a new report.
“Wisconsin needs a change agent,” according to the study, intentionally released ahead of November’s elections.
The team of authors, who include former commerce secretaries under both Republican Tommy Thompson and incumbent Democrat Jim Doyle, concede their proposals are “explosive” and “intentionally disruptive” because the envisioned new agency would operate more like a private company than a government bureaucracy. But they argue that a radical restructuring is essential if Wisconsin aims to compete with other parts of the nation, much less internationally.”
Go here to read the report.