Pollution potential of Foxconn plant prompts resolutions, Illinois lawsuit

More pollution may be coming to Illinois from Wisconsin, and Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan joined by the City of Chicago, has filed a lawsuit to stop it. > Gazette Chicago

Eight lessons of Foxconn

September 18 marked the one-year anniversary of the bill authorizing massive subsidies for a Foxconn plant in southeast Wisconsin. Although we still don’t know many specifics about the plant that will be built and the new jobs that will result, here are eight significant things we have learned since the Walker pushed the huge subsidies through the legislature in haste last year. > Urban Milwaukee

Tony Evers weighs in on Foxconn; Republicans say he’s putting jobs at risk


Since the first whispers that the Foxconn Technology Group was planning a development in Wisconsin, many in the state have been in opposition to the project. In the race for governor, it seems that trend will continue. > Racine Journal Times

The con in Foxconn Wisconsin

All of the reports prepared to analyze the Foxconn deal have one common flaw: They were commissioned by interested parties. American Prospect highlights four of the key flaws behind the economic impact reports and the resulting contract with Foxconn.

Why Kimberly-Clark won’t get its requested tax break


Stephen Walters writes in Urban Milwaukee that there are several reasons why Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers won’t meet Kimberly-Clark’s ultimatum to approve Foxconn-like tax breaks by Sept. 30.

Walker calls for Senate to convene extraordinary session to approve Kimberly-Clark incentives

Gov. Scott Walker wants members of the state Senate to convene this month to approve a $100 million tax incentive package designed to keep hundreds of paper company jobs in Wisconsin, but it’s not clear whether the proposal has enough support to pass. > Cap Times

Runoff at Foxconn site raises concerns about stormwater management

Like many areas in the state, Monday’s heavy rain caused problems at the Foxconn construction site in the Village of Mount Pleasant. Runoff from the site poured into the Pike River, captured on video by a local activist. > Wisconsin Public Radio