Another day, another story from Foxconn. Now the company is saying they’re not all that interested in making television screens, and they’re likely to use a lot more robots than originally projected. > Urban Milwaukee
At a recent town hall meeting held by U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, a local manufacturer complained vehemently about the new tariffs imposed by President Donald Trump, saying: “I recognize this is probably a negotiating tactic, but in the meantime real families are being crushed by these tariffs right now.” > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
In criticizing Gov. Walker’s Foxconn deal on WISN-TV’s “Upfront with Mike Gousha,” state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) said under Walker the state is “still 16,000 manufacturing jobs lower than we were during the recession.” PolitiFact Wisconsin checks the numbers.
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
With Wisconsin being targeted for a new Foxconn plant, and Gov. Walker in full re-election mode with a desperate need to explain away his now 7-year-old unfulfilled promise to create 250,000 jobs in four years, the pump is primed to mortgage our state’s future for Walker’s short-term political gain. > Scot Ross (One Wisconsin Now) in The Cap Times
The Washington Post reports that Foxconn will unveil plans late Wednesday afternoon, via an announcement by President Trump, to build a new factory in southeastern Wisconsin, delivering a much-needed jobs win for Trump and Gov. Walker, according to four officials with knowledge of the announcement.
The Nation takes a look at Amy Goldstein’s new book “Janesville”, alongside Katherine Cramer’s “Politics of Resentment”, and how they answer in complementary ways the plaguing question of why Donald Trump won in Wisconsin.