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CEO leaving Wisconsin's troubled economic development agency

The leader of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's troubled economic development agency said Tuesday that he plans to step down next month. The governor appointed Reed Hall to replace Paul Jadin as secretary and chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in October 2012. Hall said in a statement that he had expected to serve for only three months on an interim basis. "Three years later it is time for me to return to my previous retired status," Reed said. His last day will be Sept. 25, he said. Walker's office released a statement thanking Hall for improving the agency's accountability and saying the governor would work with the board to...

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