Fitzgerald, Shilling clash over importance of Foxconn job tracking

Wisconsin lawmakers are at odds over the importance of a new audit that questions how the state tracks jobs created by Foxconn Technology Group. The audit, prepared by the Legislature’s audit bureau, found Wisconsin is at risk of awarding tax credits to Foxconn for out-of-state jobs. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Audit: WEDC should change Foxconn rules to ensure credits aren’t awarded for out-of-state workers

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An audit has found the state’s economic development agency planned on giving Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn tax credits for employees who did not perform work in Wisconsin, which would have been a violation of its contract with the company. > Wisconsin State Journal

Great Lakes Compact Council approves changes to rules guiding water diversions

A council that manages and protects the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River basin is changing the rules for communities that want to withdraw and use water outside the watershed. But Great Lakes mayors and environmental groups say the changes don’t go far enough to strengthen their multi-state agreement. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Vos says protecting Foxconn deal part of reason for lame-duck session

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Vos is concerned about a lawsuit some environmental organizations have brought against the state regarding Foxconn’s potential water usage and an alleged violation of the Great Lakes Water Compact. > Madison.com

Foxconn executive: Company will tap ‘local talent’ in Wisconsin but also embrace automation

Foxconn Technology Group aims to tap “local talent” in Wisconsin’s workforce, but it also intends to continue embracing automation, a U.S. executive for the company said Wednesday at a business event in Madison. > Wisconsin State Journal

Foxconn’s Green Bay innovation center plans not impacted by Evers election

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt said city and Foxconn officials have met twice since the Nov. 6 election and both parties reaffirmed their support for Foxconn to buy the Watermark building and turn the second floor into an innovation center that will employ 200 people. > Green Bay Press Gazette

Evers concerned Foxconn plans to scale back operations

With Foxconn wanting to cut billions in expenses and eliminate about 10% of its staff, Gov.-elect Tony Evers – who has never been a fan of the billions of dollars in tax breaks that enticed the company to come to Wisconsin – said he is concerned about the developments. > ABC 27 Madison