NW Wisconsin attorney pitches $3 billion investment in ‘Wisconn’ instead of Foxconn

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If Gov. Walker and the Legislature are willing to spend $3 billion to buy 3,000 jobs in the southeastern corner of the state, they will be really excited to see how they can put money in taxpayers’ hands all around the state, and increase their quality of living as well, under the deal I’m calling “Wisconn.” > Cap Times

Ohio Gov. Kasich says his state still chasing Foxconn, while blasting Wisconsin’s deal

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich confirmed this week that the state continues to court Foxconn for an investment in Ohio, while tossing a jab at the $3 billion package Wisconsin has offered: “I’ll tell you one thing: It’s not going to take us 40 years to make back the investment we make. We don’t buy deals.” > Milwaukee Business Journal

Assembly lawmakers pass their version of Foxconn incentive package

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The State Assembly on Thursday passed a $3 billion incentive package for electronics manufacturer Foxconn on a 59-30 vote, with the chamber’s Republicans cheering it as a smart bet for taxpayers with massive upside for the state’s economy, over Democrats’ criticism that the deal is a gigantic gamble with state funds. > Wisconsin State Journal

Wash Post: Though Trump’s celebrating Foxconn deal, the people paying for it aren’t so sure

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Foxconn’s interest in Wisconsin has triggered a debate about government efforts to lure companies via tax breaks, betting the public will benefit in the long run from economic spikes. If Walker’s plan works, the payoff is long-term prosperity. If it falls apart, the state will have shelled out serious cash for broken employment dreams. > Washington Post

Trump claims Foxconn in Wisconsin will improve race relations

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Deals like Foxconn will improve race relations, President Trump said in his now notorious press conference at Trump Tower Tuesday. “We have companies coming back into our country. We have two car companies that just announced. We have Foxconn in Wisconsin. I think that’s going to have a huge, positive impact on race relations.” > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Foxconn has GOP embracing government-run economy

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The proposed Foxconn bill doesn’t just provide $3 billion in taxpayer incentives – it could also seek to dictate some company operations. Government getting all up in the business of, well, business is probably par for the course for Foxconn, which operates mostly in communist China. But it’s weird coming from the party of “free markets.” > Wisconsin State Journal

Walker holds Foxconn roundtable in Green Bay

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Gov. Walker was in Green Bay Wednesday to discuss Foxconn and how it would be beneficial for northeast Wisconsin. Members from the Greater Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, area technical colleges, business leaders and representatives from the University of Wisconsin System were in attendance, including UW System President Ray Cross. > Fox 11 WLUK