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Records show Skyward accepted offer

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MADISON (AP) -

Newly released records show that an offer of tax breaks to a Stevens Point company contingent on it winning a state contract had been accepted, contradicting earlier claims from Gov. Scott Walker's administration that no firm commitment had been made.

The documents provided to The Associated Press under the state's open records law show information systems company Skyward was asked to sign an acceptance of the March 22 proposal making $11.7 million in tax incentives available.

A June 5 email prepared by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation staff for Walker says Skyward accepted the WEDC offer "to assist" if the company won the bid for a $15 million state project.

The offer was criticized as improper.

It has since been rescinded and Walker has shook up leadership in the semi-private agency.

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