WISCONSIN: WDA Out

Scion of a family that has always managed to find more than one way to skin a political cat, Wisconsin's Progressive young Governor Philip Fox La Follette last year tried a new way of getting after his State's privately owned utility companies. Since Wisconsin's Constitution prevented the State from launching publicly owned utilities, ingenious Phil La Follette got four of his associates headed by Republican Assemblyman Charles Perry to charter a private corporation named Wisconsin Development Authority. Ostensible purpose of WDA, for which the La Follette-controlled legislature authorized annual grants, was to...

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