DNR grants hearing to environmental group challenging Foxconn use of Lake Michigan water

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Environmentalists are a step closer in challenging the Foxconn project in Mount Pleasant, with news that the DNR has granted a Midwest Environmental Advocates request for a hearing related to Racine’s request to divert up to 7 million gallons of water per day to Mount Pleasant, mostly for use by Foxconn. > Wisconsin State Journal

Lawmaker debate pits I-94 upgrades near Foxconn site against road projects elsewhere

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This week’s legislative debate over how to spend $67 million in federal funds offered a glimpse of how Wisconsin Democrats may critique Republican lawmakers’ records on the 2018 campaign trail. > Wisconsin State Journal

Foxconn closes on its North American headquarters

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Foxconn Technology Group has purchased a downtown Milwaukee building to house its North American headquarters as it prepares to build a mammoth manufacturing complex 30 miles to the south. Foxconn purchased the seven-story building from Northwestern Mutual, which ceremonially turned over the keys to the Taiwanese company Friday. > AP News

Top GOP state lawmaker: ‘Roads in Illinois are much better’ than Wisconsin’s I-94 near Foxconn

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Illinois is doing a better job than Wisconsin of maintaining the heavily traveled I-94 that runs through both states, said Sen. Alberta Darling, co-chairwoman of the Legislature’s budget-writing committe. She made the comments Thursday to argue spending millions of federal dollars to improve the freeway. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Walker ‘excited’ for President Trump to attend Foxconn groundbreaking

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Gov. Scott Walker says President Trump’s plans to attend the Foxconn groundbreaking prove the project is as much a win for Wisconsin as it is for the entire country. President Trump plans to join the governor and Foxconn executives at the formal groundbreaking set for June 29 at the manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant. > ABC 27 Madison

Trump scheduled to visit Wisconsin for fundraiser, Foxconn groundbreaking

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President Trump plans to attend the Foxconn groundbreaking ceremony later this month and attend a luncheon fundraiser. The fundraiser hosted by prominent Milwaukee business executive Ted Kellner is comes before Trump is to attend the Foxconn event in Mount Pleasant with Gov. Scott Walker and a host of other state and local leaders. > AP News

State gets $86M less than sought to upgrade highway near Foxconn site

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The shortfall in their $160 federal request – to expand U.S. Interstate 94 south of Milwaukee to aid plans for Foxconn locating in the area – raises questions about how the rest of the roadwork will be paid for, and whether money could be siphoned away from other projects to do so. > Wisconsin State Journal