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Wisconsin paid ACORN $760 in 2007

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin state government agency paid troubled community organizing group ACORN $760 in 2007 to reimburse wages of a disabled person hired for on-the-job training.

That was the only payment made to ACORN by the state that the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau could find. The review was done at the request of Democratic state Sen. Bob Jauch of Poplar. Two Republican lawmakers have asked state agencies to make similar reviews.

The Fiscal Bureau memo says 16 state agencies it contacted said they had no contracts with ACORN and there were no payments made by the state to ACORN this year.

The $760 payment in 2007 was to reimburse ACORN for half of the wages it paid a disabled workers as part of a Department of Workforce Development program.

Online Reporter: Kelsi Schindler

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