Walker holds out hope in saving Kimberly-Clark jobs

Gov. Scott Walker is hinting that there may still be a chance to save a Kimberly-Clark factory and about 300 jobs after a tax incentive bill failed in the Legislature. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Senate GOP leader says Kimberly-Clark only has 10, 11 votes so far


The Republican leader of the Wisconsin Senate says six or seven more votes are needed to approve a tax incentive package designed to stop consumer products company Kimberly-Clark from closing a plant near Appleton. > AP News

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

Despite Kimberly-Clark offer of $500 million Wisconsin investment, incentive package still lacks necessary votes

A $100 million taxpayer-funded effort to keep hundreds of Kimberly-Clark manufacturing jobs in the Fox Valley still doesn’t have a clear path forward in the state Senate, a top Republican lawmaker who backs the bill said Wednesday. > Cap Times

Public hearing on Kimberly-Clark tax incentives set for Wednesday

A public hearing is on the Nov. 14 legislative schedule for lawmakers to discuss a tax incentive package to keep Kimberly-Clark in the Fox Valley. Kimberly-Clark delayed a decision on closing its Cold Spring plant to give the state time to pass a tax incentives package worth about $100 million. > ABC 2 Wisconsin

Why Wisconsin taxpayers need to pull the plug on this con of a Foxconn deal

Back in July, the initial details on the Foxconn deal were, at best, sketchy. But it’s gotten worse: bigger subsidies, fewer jobs and a payback period for taxpayers that now stretches into centuries rather than decades. All this suggests it’s time for Wisconsin to pull the plug on the deal. > MarketWatch

Some fear Foxconn factory’s main product is smoke and mirrors

With the cost to taxpayers ballooning to $4 billion and the focus of the Foxconn plant shifting a less advanced facility with less than 10 percent of the labor coming from assembly workers, is the Foxconn dealing starting to look like more trick than treat? > Fortune