Not enough votes for Kimberly-Clark incentives package

A top GOP lawmaker said this week that Republican state senators don’t have enough votes to pass a bill that would offer Foxconn-style incentives to consumer products company Kimberly-Clark. Republicans in the Assembly passed the incentives in February after Kimberly-Clark announced plans for plant closings that would eliminate 600 jobs. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Walker says he’s looking at all factors surrounding potential Fiserv aid


Gov. Scott Walker says he’s “looking at” whether Fiserv, a large Brookfield company, should still get up to $12.5 million in state taxpayer assistance now that the firm has purchased naming rights to the new Milwaukee Bucks arena. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Democrats running for governor split on $100M Kimberly-Clark incentives

Democratic candidates for governor are split on a proposed $100 million tax incentives package aimed at keeping two Kimberly-Clark Corp. manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin. The incentives, which are modeled after the state’s deal with Taiwanese tech giant Foxconn, resurfaced last week after Kimberly-Clark announced a successful end to negotiations with a labor union. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Senate President urges lawmakers to give Foxconn-style aid package to Kimberly-Clark


State Senate President Roger Roth said Tuesday he hoped the chamber will reconvene this year to approve state incentives for paper giant Kimberly-Clark, in a bid to save as many as 600 jobs in the Fox Valley. The proposed incentives are modeled on the $3 billion in tax credits given last year to Foxconn.> Wisconsin State Journal

Vos says he’s open to incentives for Harley

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he’s open to considering tax breaks to keep Harley-Davidson jobs in the state, but he feels existing incentives are competitive. President Trump has been tweeting criticism of Harley this week after the company announced it was shipping some motorcycle production overseas to avoid European Union tariffs. > FOX 6 Milwaukee

Top official says Wisconsin will not provide incentives to Foxconn-supplying glass maker


The state won’t provide any new taxpayer subsidies to lure a key glass supplier to Foxconn to locate in southeastern Wisconsin, the state’s top jobs official said Tuesday. In an interview, the head of the WEDC said state taxpayers have maxed out on their contribution to the Foxconn project. > Wisconsin Rapids Tribune

Assembly passes Kimberly-Clark incentives offer


A tax break package designed to stop consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark from cutting 600 Wisconsin jobs cleared the state Assembly Thursday, sending it now to the Senate. Democrats say the move is just a political ploy, especially since Kimberly-Clark did not ask for the incentives. > CBS 58 Milwaukee