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

More evidence that contaminants from Johnson Controls subsidiary are flowing into Green Bay


A new report from a Johnson Controls subsidiary that manufactures firefighting chemicals in northeastern Wisconsin provides the clearest evidence to date that contaminants from company operations are flowing into Green Bay at multiple points. > Green Bay Press Gazette

Pence raises money for Walker in tight governor’s race


Locked in a tight race with Democrat Tony Evers, Gov. Scott Walker looked to Vice President Mike Pence to give him a boost on Wednesday. The vice president held two fundraisers for Walker, one in Green Bay and one in Eau Claire. > AP News

State’s fiscal bureau affirms DOT did not short cities money for transportation projects


After Madison, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Appleton and other cities reported last week that they had not received millions of dollars they were expecting for local transportation projects, a nonpartisan analysis has found that the cities were not shorted by the DOT and should receive the funds in the coming months. > Cap Times

Three major Wisconsin cities say they are missing federal money DOT should have disbursed

Madison, Green Bay and Appleton are reporting they are missing millions of dollars in federal transportation money they should have received from the state Department of Transportation last year — a complaint Democrats are leveraging to attack Gov. Scott Walker’s record on road funding and management of the DOT. > Cap Times

Foxconn buys Watermark building, plans innovation center in downtown Green Bay


Foxconn CEO Terry Gou was joined by Gov. Scott Walker in Green Bay Friday morning to announce the company’s purchase of the Watermark building downtown. Foxconn plans to open an innovation center in the building by the end of the year, saying the site will employ more than 200 people. > Green Bay Press Gazette

Jacque, Frostman to face off in candidate forum

The Green Bay Press Gazette and UW-Green Bay are sponsoring a candidate forum ahead of the June 12 special election for state Senate District 1, which features a matchup between Republican Andre Jacque and Democrat Caleb Frostman.