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

Baldwin comes down on Kimberly-Clark executives: ‘How many tax breaks do you need?’


U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin sent a letter Wednesday accusing Kimberly-Clark Corp. executives of using corporate tax cuts to enrich themselves and shareholders amid announcements of layoffs and plant closures in the Fox Cities. > Appleton Post-Crescent

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

Mitchell, Soglin take different tacks on Walker’s Kimberly-Clark proposal

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Two Democratic candidates for governor offered starkly different responses after Gov. Scott Walker, aiming to avoid job cuts in the state, urged lawmakers to support offering Kimberly-Clark tax incentives at a rate matching the ones offered to electronics manufacturer Foxconn. > Cap Times

Five Dem gubernatorial candidates criticize Walker plan for Foxconn-sized tax break for Kimberly-Clark


Gov. Scott Walker on Monday asked lawmakers to help extend Foxconn-sized tax breaks to paper manufacturer Kimberly-Clark in an effort to keep two Wisconsin plants open. Republican legislative leaders did not immediately weigh in on the proposal, while Democrats aiming to unseat the governor this fall criticized it. > Cap Times

Walker calls for Kimberly-Clark tax break similar to Foxconn’s


Gov. Scott Walker on Monday called for increasing job-retention tax credits to entice consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. to keep two manufacturing facilities open in northeast Wisconsin, rather than eliminate 600 jobs. Specifically, Walker is asking the Wisconsin Legislature to offer tax credits in line with the incentives offered to Foxconn. > AP News