Why the Foxconn splurge can’t be spread across Wisconsin


The Wisconsin State Journal editorial board writes that as more communities across the state seek a ‘slice of the subsidy pie’, after seeing what Foxconn scored, the Legislature needs to draw a line on such excessive corporate welfare, and it appears the state Senate may be up to the task.

Labor union asks Senate to vote now on Kimberly-Clark subsidies


United Steelworkers called on the state Senate this week to hold an immediate vote on the subsidy package designed to keep two Kimberly-Clark Corp. plants in operation in Fox Crossing and Neenah. > Appleton Post Crescent

Kimberly-Clark noncommittal on state incentives to save Fox Cities mills


Kimberly-Clark remains noncommittal concerning state lawmakers’ efforts to avoid its two plant closures in the Fox Cities, according to emails from the company to USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin. Union negotiations will play a big role in its decisions going forward. > Appleton Post-Crescent

Assembly adjourns for the year, leaving ball in Senate’s court


The Assembly adjourned early Friday morning, with no intention of returning this year. But the Kimberly-Clark and child tax credit bills must pass the Senate, with no changes, before they can go to Walker. That forces the Senate to either accept what the Assembly versions, or force the Assembly to come back. > FOX 21 Duluth

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

Kimberly-Clark taking tax credit proposal ‘into consideration’


Kimberly-Clark says it is taking Wisconsin’s job tax credit proposal into consideration after announcing plans to close two facilities in the Fox Valley. Three GOP legislators have introduced legislation that would create a Foxconn-like deal for Kimberly-Clark to keep the Neenah Nonwovens and Cold Spring facilities operating. > ABC 2 Green Bay

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