Foxconn chairman outlines eight reasons he chose Wisconsin


Beyond choosing to open a plant in the U.S. because of the importance of the consumer market and the “Made In The U.S.A.” label, Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou was asked in an interview with the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce why he chose to put it in Wisconsin. He outlined eight reasons. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Foxconn’s history of broken promises casts a shadow on Wisconsin news


Details were scant in the exuberant announcements last week about Foxconn’s decision to build its first U.S. factory in Wisconsin. But the details are important, given the company’s history of making and breaking promises in numerous countries and regions over the years, including a pledge to Pennsylvania in 2013 that still has not materialized. > MarketWatch

Politifact Wisconsin checks Walker on his claim of 13,000 Foxconn jobs


In a tweet last week, Gov. Scott Walker declared: “Foxconn is bringing 13,000 high-tech jobs to Wisconsin — the biggest jobs announcement in our state’s history!” Did Walker go too far in stating how many jobs are coming? Leaving aside the term high-tech, we wondered about the figure. > PolitiFact Wisconsin

China economics expert who knows Foxconn well skeptical of job claims

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An economic development expert in China who has watched Foxconn closely since he moved there in 2005 said its decision to build a Wisconsin plant could start a technology corridor in the state, but says “I’d find it hard to believe those job numbers there”, adding that Wisconsin’s plant could become highly automated.” > Wisconsin Public Radio

UW-Madison looking to score with Foxconn on research initiatives


UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank had a two-part pitch for Foxconn executives earlier this month: one, the UW could play an important role in training workers for Foxconn’s facility, and two, its status as a research powerhouse in medicine and engineering could boost the company’s ambitions in the field of medical imaging. > Wisconsin State Journal

Paul Ryan to Senate: ‘Keep trying on Obamacare repeal’


Paul Ryan has urged Senate Republicans to continue working on a plan to repeal and replace Obamacare following its failed vote early Friday morning. “I am disappointed and frustrated, but we should not give up. I encourage the Senate to continue working toward a real solution that keeps our promise.” > Washington Examiner

State files first brief to U.S. Supreme Court in gerrymandering case


State lawyers defending Wisconsin’s 2011 redistricting plan filed their opening brief Friday with the U.S. Supreme Court, arguing that the high court should throw out the lawsuit brought by a group of state Democratic voters because they have “recycled arguments this court has already rejected, while attacking a plan that complies with traditional redistricting principles.” > Wisconsin State Journal