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Capitol City Sunday focuses on WEDC loan investigation

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MADISON (WKOW) -- There are still several unanswered questions surrounding a $500,000 loan Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) officials handed out to a Gov. Walker donor at the behest of his top aides in 2011.

They are the focus of this weekend's edition of Capitol City Sunday.

The Wisconsin State Journal first reported that former top aides to Governor Walker pressured officials at WEDC to loan $500,000 to a company owned by William Minahan, who donated $10,000 to the Walker campaign on election day in 2010.

Matt DeFour, The State Journal reporter who broke the story, is still trying to find out why a loan for Minahan was such a high priority.

"We also know at this time - given records we've seen from the (second) John Doe investigation - that they were also looking to generate tons of money for the Wisconsin Club for growth," said DeFour. "So, I think it is a legitimate question to ask - were they looking at this guy as a potential donor?"

DeFour joins host Greg Neumann to talk about his reporting on the subject and Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) - a WEDC board member - is on the show to talk about why she is seeking a federal investigation into the incident.

This edition of Capitol City Sunday aired on May 24.
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