A new report says at least 475 thousand-dollars in coronavirus grants went to ineligible businesses, but no one really knows how much money was wasted.
The Legislative Audit Bureau yesterday released a report into the We’re All In and Wisconsin Tomorrow grant programs. Auditors flagged 45 of the 172 grants they reviewed as ineligible. But no one is saying how many of the rest of the grants, nearly 600 million-dollars in all, may have gone to other ineligible businesses or scammers. Lawmakers say the state did have some fraud protections, but the report says the state is still trying to figure out just where all that money went.