Posted Tuesday, July 8, 2014 --- 12:20 p.m.
MAZOMANIE, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is accusing Democratic challenger Mary Burke of wasting $12.5 million in taxpayer money on a development deal with Abbott Labs that has yet to create any jobs.
Burke was state Commerce secretary under Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle in 2006 when the state awarded a $12.5 million community block grant to purchase property in Kenosha County for the Illinois-based drugmaker.
But Abbott has yet to build anything on the property. A company spokesman did not immediately return phone and email messages Tuesday.
Burke said during a campaign stop at a hops farm in Mazomanie that the deal was a great one for the state with long-term development potential. She says Walker is trying to distract from his own record.
Copyright 2014: Associated Press
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