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

Wisconsin offered Foxconn more than 3 states combined offered Amazon

The bundle of financial incentives Wisconsin offered to lure Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn’s first major U.S. plant is larger than what New York, Virginia and Tennessee collectively offered to Amazon for far more jobs, a comparison of the two development projects shows. > Washington Post / Chicago Tribune

What sank Scott Walker? His ambition, his record, Tony Evers, and the Donald Trump backlash

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In Gov. Scott Walker’s quest for the political pinnacle, his foes and friends alike now see the makings of his untimely defeat. > Wisconsin State Journal