Editorial: Walker’s consolidation proposal deserves skepticism

Source: Journal Sentinel, January 22, 2015

We’re all for consolidation in government around Wisconsin if doing so can save the taxpayers money and still provide the services citizens require. So we’re predisposed to support Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to merge the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority. Two big state agencies with some overlap in mission — so why not combine them? Because such a move could create numerous problems for both agencies, especially since there would be no public officials on the board after the merger was consummated….