Walker’s subsidy blowback: After Foxconn, the line for handouts is growing.


Gov. Scott Walker thought he had a big political winner when he promised Foxconn nearly $3 billion in state aid to build an LCD plant in Racine. That’s a lot of money for one employer, but it may soon cost taxpayers even more as politicians begin bidding up other corporate subsidies. > Wall Street Journal

Walker suggests other paper companies could get same tax breaks as Kimberly-Clark


Gov. Scott Walker suggested this week that the state could extend its tax break offer to paper companies besides Kimberly-Clark if the opportunity to prevent job losses is “significant.” > Cap Times

German gummy candy maker Haribo inks deal on state incentives


Haribo, the German-based candy company noted for its gummy gel treats, has reached an economic development agreement that could net it up to $21 million in state tax credits for reaching specified incentive benchmarks by 2028. The incentive agreement announced Wednesday formalizes Haribo’s plans, announced earlier this year, to establish a manufacturing complex in Pleasant Prairie. > Kenosha News